Make to Make-Believe
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
make, v. (859)
Nat 1.7 21 ...all natural objects make a kindred
impression, when the mind
is open to their influence.
Nat 1.15 20 There is no object so foul that intense
light will not make
Nat 1.15 22 ...the stimulus [light] affords to the
sense, and a sort of
infinitude which it hath...make all matter gay.
Nat 1.17 13 Give me health and a day, and I will make
the pomp of
Nat 1.18 23 The succession of native plants in the
pastures and roadsides... will make even the divisions of the day
sensible to a keen observer.
Nat 1.23 24 A leaf, a sunbeam, a landscape, the ocean,
make an analogous
impression on the mind.
Nat 1.29 10 The same symbols are found to make the
original elements of
Nat 1.30 15 Hundreds of writers may be
found...who...believe and make
others believe that they see and utter truths...
Nat 1.33 19 ...Make hay while the sun shines;...
Nat 1.33 22 ...Long-lived trees make roots first;...
Nat 1.35 10 ...we must summon the aid of subtler and
more vital expositors
to make [the doctrine] plain.
Nat 1.43 6 All the endless variety of things make an
Nat 1.47 16 In my utter impotence...to know whether the
senses] make on me correspond with outlying objects, what difference
it make, whether Orion is up there in heaven, or some god paints the
in the firmament of the soul?
Nat 1.47 18 ...what difference does it make, whether
Orion is up there in
heaven, or some god paints the image in the firmament of the soul?
Nat 1.48 11 The frivolous make themselves merry with
the Ideal theory...
Nat 1.51 6 ...the most wonted objects, (make a very
slight change in the
point of vision,) please us most.
Nat 1.54 24 The perception of real affinities between
poet thus to make free with the most imposing forms and phenomena of
Nat 1.75 3 We make fables to hide the baldness of the
AmS 1.88 10 ...no air-pump can by any means make a
AmS 1.95 8 [The world's] attractions...make me
acquainted with myself.
AmS 1.107 9 [The poor and the low]...will perish to add
one drop of blood
to make that great heart beat...
AmS 1.114 13 Public and private avarice make the air we
breathe thick and
DSA 1.120 8 ...when the mind...reveals the laws which
universe and make things what they are, then shrinks the great
a mere illustration...
DSA 1.123 10 The least admixture of a lie, - for
example...any attempt to
make a good impression...will instantly vitiate the effect.
DSA 1.133 12 The preachers do not see that they make
[Jesus's] gospel not
DSA 1.137 10 ...we can make, we do make...a far better,
holier, sweeter [Sabbath], for ourselves.
DSA 1.141 25 What a cruel injustice it is to that
Law...which alone can
make thought dear and rich;...that it is travestied and depreciated...
DSA 1.142 7 [The soul of the community] wants nothing
so much as a
stern, high, stoical, Christian discipline to make it know itself...
DSA 1.145 4 ...one good soul shall make the name of
LE 1.171 23 ...the first observation you make...may
open a new view of
nature and of man...
LE 1.181 1 Let the scholar appreciate this combination
of gifts, which, applied to better purpose, make true wisdom.
LE 1.181 14 Let [the scholar] know...by mutual reaction
of thought and
life, to make thought solid, and life wise;...
LE 1.181 25 The good scholar will not refuse...to make
his own hands
acquainted with the soil by which he is fed...
LE 1.182 4 Let [the scholar]...serve the world as a
true and noble man; never forgetting to worship the immortal divinities
who whisper to the poet
and make him the utterer of melodies that pierce the ear of eternal
LE 1.183 15 They [whom the student's thoughts have
inflamed] find...that he cannot make of his infrequent illumination a
portable taper to carry whither he would...
LE 1.183 22 Hence the temptation to the scholar...to
hear the question...to
make an answer of words in lack of the oracle of things.
LE 1.183 25 ...let [the scholar]...wait in patience,
knowing that truth can
make even silence eloquent and memorable.
LE 1.186 7 It is this domineering temper of the sensual
world that creates
the extreme need of the priests of science; and it is the office and
the intellect to make and not take its estimate.
LE 1.186 22 Make yourself necessary to the world, and
mankind will give
MN 1.198 3 What difference can it make whether [our
glance at the
realities around us] take the shape of exhortation...
MN 1.201 22 ...if...it be assumed that the final cause
of the world is to
make holy or wise or beautiful men, we see that it has not succeeded.
MN 1.202 3 When we have spent our wonder in computing
hospitality with which boon Nature turns off new firmaments...as fast
madrepores make coral...one can hardly help asking...whether it be
worth while to...glut the innocent space with so poor an article.
MN 1.202 15 ...one can hardly help asking if this
planet is a fair specimen
of the so generous astronomy...and whether it be quite worth while to
MN 1.209 16 As children in their play run behind each
other, and seize one
by the ears and make him walk before them, so is the spirit our unseen
MR 1.228 12 ...I will not dissemble my hope that each
person whom I
address has felt his own call...to be in his place...a brave and
upright man, who must...make it easier for all who follow him to go in
honor and with
MR 1.232 1 In the Spanish islands, every agent or
factor of the Americans... has taken oath that he is a Catholic, or has
caused a priest to make that
declaration for him.
MR 1.235 11 ...will you...set every man to make his own
shoes, bureau, knife, wagon, sails, and needle?
MR 1.244 15 Give [any man's] mind a new image, and
he...is richer with
that dream than the fee of a county could make him.
MR 1.249 8 I ought not to allow any man, because he has
broad lands, to
feel that he is rich in my presence. I ought to make him feel that I
without his riches...
MR 1.250 16 ...we cannot make a planet...by means of
the best carpenters'... tools...
MR 1.252 11 We make, by our distrust, the thief...
LT 1.262 9 ...trees make scenery, and constitute the
hospitality of the
LT 1.262 18 [Persons] are the pungent instructors
who...make all other
teaching formal and cold.
LT 1.262 24 How [persons] make the tears start, make us
blush and turn
LT 1.263 1 ...[persons] have the skill to make the
world look bleak and
inhospitable, or seem the nest of tenderness and joy.
LT 1.272 7 Out of this fair Idea in the mind springs
the effort at the
Perfect. ... If we would make more strict inquiry concerning its
find ourselves rapidly approaching the inner boundaries of thought...
LT 1.272 16 [The moral sentiment] alone can make a man
other than he is.
LT 1.274 14 Religion was not invited...to make or
divide an estate...
LT 1.281 2 The exaggeration which our young people make
of [the slave's] wrongs, characterizes themselves.
LT 1.281 10 ...by combination of that which is dead
[the reformers] hope to
make something alive.
Con 1.298 16 ...[conservatism] goes to make an adroit
member of the social
Con 1.309 20 Yonder sun in heaven you would pluck down
on the universe, and make him a property and privacy, if you could;...
Con 1.312 26 ...as soon as you put your gift to use,
you shall have acre or
acre's worth according to your exhibition of desert,-acre, if you need
land;-acre's worth, if you prefer to...make shoes or wheels, to the
Con 1.314 9 Under the richest robes...the strong heart
will beat...with the
desire to achieve its own fate and make every ornament it wears
Con 1.318 10 ...beside that charity which should make
all adult persons
interested for the youth...we are bound to see that the society of
compose a part, does not permit the formation...of views...injurious to
honor and welfare of mankind.
Con 1.320 11 [Conservatism's] social and political
action has no better
aim;...to bring the week and year about, and make the world last our
Con 1.324 1 It will never make any difference to a hero
what the laws are.
Con 1.324 7 If [the hero] have earned his bread...in
the narrow and crooked
ways which were all an evil law had left him, he will make it at least
honorable by his expenditure.
Con 1.324 12 ...[the hero] will say, All the meanness
of my progenitors
shall not bereave me of the power to make this hour and company fair
Con 1.325 10 It is my business to make myself revered.
Tran 1.334 27 You think me the child of my
circumstances: I make my
Tran 1.335 16 ...I say I make my circumstance;...
Tran 1.344 15 ...it seems as if this loneliness, and
not this love, would
prevail in [the Transcendentalists'] circumstances, because of the
extravagant demand they make on human nature.
Tran 1.344 24 [Transcendentalists] make us feel the
disappointment which overcasts every human youth.
Tran 1.349 10 You make very free use of these words
great and holy, but
few things appear to [Transcendentalists] such.
Tran 1.350 7 Once possessed of the principle, it is
equally easy to make
four or forty thousand applications of it.
Tran 1.353 18 So little skill enters into these works,
so little do they mix
with the divine life, that it really signifies little...whether we turn
grindstone...or make fortunes...
Tran 1.354 20 In the eternal trinity of Truth,
Goodness, and Beauty... [Transcendentalists] prefer to make Beauty the
sign and head.
YA 1.367 13 There is no feature of the old countries
that strikes an
American with more agreeable surprise than the beautiful gardens of
Europe;...works...which might well make the land dear to the citizen...
YA 1.368 6 A little grove, which any farmer can find or
cause to grow near
his house, will in a few years make cataracts...quite unnecessary to
YA 1.368 16 ...the culture of years will never make the
apprentice [the man of genius's] equal...
YA 1.369 5 ...these [European estates] make model
YA 1.375 8 ...we make prospective laws...for remote
YA 1.378 6 Trade goes to make the governments
YA 1.380 16 In Paris, the blouse, the badge of the
operative, has begun to
make its appearance in the salons.
YA 1.382 4 Here are Etzlers and mechanical projectors,
affirm that the smallest union would make every man rich;...
YA 1.383 6 It has turned out cheaper to make calico by
YA 1.386 13 How can our young men complain of the
poverty of things in
New England, and not feel that poverty as a demand on their charity to
make New England rich?
YA 1.388 22 The 'opposition' papers, so called, are on
the same side. They
attack the great capitalist, but with the aim to make a capitalist of
Hist 2.6 18 Universal history, the poets, the
romancers, do not in their
stateliest pictures...anywhere make us feel...that this is for better
Hist 2.9 5 ...the purpose of nature, betrays itself in
the use we make of the
signal narrations of history.
Hist 2.9 21 This life of ours is stuck round
with...Church, Court and
Commerce, as with so many flowers and wild ornaments grave and gay. I
will not make more account of them.
Hist 2.13 3 Why should we make account of time...
Hist 2.15 16 Every one must have observed faces and
forms which, without
any resembling feature, make a like impression on the beholder.
Hist 2.24 24 A sparse population and want [in the
Grecian period] make
every man his own valet, cook, butcher and soldier...
Hist 2.33 3 Those men who cannot answer by a superior
wisdom these facts
or questions of time, serve them. Facts...tyrannize over them, and make
men of routine...
Hist 2.38 24 You shall make me feel what periods you
SR 2.48 21 ...[the youth] will know how to make us
SR 2.50 15 I remember an answer which when quite young
I was prompted
to make to a valued adviser...
SR 2.60 18 I will stand here for humanity, and though I
would make it
kind, I would make it true.
SR 2.61 5 The man must be so much that he must make all
SR 2.63 16 The joyful loyalty with which men have
the king...to...make his own scale of men and things...was the
by which they obscurely signified...the right of every man.
SR 2.67 5 These roses under my window make no reference
to former roses
or to better ones;...
SR 2.77 1 ...the moment [a man] acts from
himself...that teacher shall... make his name dear to all history.
SR 2.81 6 ...when [the wise man's]...duties...call
him...into foreign lands, he...shall make men sensible by the
expression of his countenance that he
goes, the missionary of wisdom and virtue...
SR 2.87 4 The Emperor held it impossible to make a
perfect army, says Las
Casas, without abolishing our arms...
SR 2.87 15 The persons who make up a nation to-day,
next year die...
Comp 2.96 10 If a man dogmatize in a mixed company on
the divine laws, he is answered by a silence which conveys well enough
an observer the dissatisfaction of the hearer, but his incapacity to
Comp 2.97 6 ...each thing is a half, and suggests
another thing to make it
Comp 2.100 12 If you make the criminal code sanguinary,
juries will not
Comp 2.100 27 Under the primeval despots of Egypt...man
must have been
as free as culture could make him.
Comp 2.105 18 So signal is the failure of all attempts
to make this
separation of the good from the tax, that the experiment would not be
tried... but for the circumstance that when the disease began in the
intellect is at once infected...
Comp 2.107 11 It would seem there is always this
stealing in at unawares even into the wild poesy in which the human
attempted to make bold holiday...
Comp 2.111 2 The senses would make things of all
Comp 2.119 14 The history of persecution is a history
make water run up hill...
Comp 2.123 24 Look at those who have less faculty, and
well what to make of it.
Comp 2.124 9 ...he that loveth maketh his own the
grandeur he loves. Thereby I make the discovery that my brother is my
SL 2.135 7 ...our life might be much easier and simpler
than we make it;...
SL 2.136 2 Love should make joy;...
SL 2.142 3 Somewhere, not only every orator but every
or make a frank and hearty expression of what force and meaning is in
SL 2.142 15 If the labor is mean, let [a man] by his
thinking and character
make it liberal.
SL 2.143 10 What we call obscure condition or vulgar
society is that
condition and society...which you shall presently make as enviable and
renowned as any.
SL 2.143 15 To make habitually a new estimate,--that is
SL 2.153 26 ...when the empty book has gathered all its
needs fuel to make fire.
SL 2.154 2 ...we can only be valued as we make
SL 2.154 4 They who make up the final verdict upon
every book are not the
partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears...
SL 2.161 23 The object of the man...is to make daylight
shine through him...
SL 2.162 8 Why should we make it a point with our false
disparage that man we are...
SL 2.164 1 Let us, if we must have great actions, make
our own so.
Lov1 2.171 13 Let any man go back to those delicious
make the beauty of his life...he will shrink and moan.
Lov1 2.175 8 ...no man ever forgot the visitations of
that power to his heart
and brain...when a single tone of one voice could make the heart
Lov1 2.175 22 ...the figures, the motions, the words of
the beloved object... make the study of midnight...
Lov1 2.184 27 Romeo, if dead, should be cut up into
little stars to make the
Lov1 2.188 15 There are moments when the
affections...make [the man's] happiness dependent on a person or
Fdsp 2.191 21 ...[the emotions of benevolence and
complacency] make the
sweetness of life.
Fdsp 2.193 14 What is so pleasant as these jets of
affection which make a
young world for me again?
Fdsp 2.197 8 I cannot make your consciousness
tantamount to mine.
Fdsp 2.214 2 Whatever correction of our popular views
we make from
insight, nature will be sure to bear us out in...
Prd1 2.221 6 I have no skill to make money spend
Prd1 2.226 7 The hard soil and four months of snow make
the inhabitant of
the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys
fixed smile of the tropics.
Prd1 2.229 2 ...what is more lonesome and sad than the
sound of a
whetstone or mower's rifle when it is too late in the season to make
Prd1 2.234 5 Let [a man] make the night night, and the
Prd1 2.235 23 ...let [a man] not make his
Prd1 2.236 7 ...let [a man]...feel the admonition
to...keep a slender human
word among the storms , distances and accidents that drive us hither
thither, and, by persistency, make the paltry force of one man reappear
redeem its pledge after months and years in the most distant climates.
Prd1 2.237 7 ...treat [men] greatly and they will show
themselves great, though they make an exception in your favor to all
their rules of trade.
Prd1 2.237 15 Let [a man] front the object of his worst
his stoutness will commonly make his fear groundless.
Prd1 2.237 18 Entire self-possession may make a battle
very little more
dangerous to life than a match at foils...
Prd1 2.239 4 What low, poor, paltry, hypocritical
people an argument on
religion will make of the pure and chosen souls!
Hsm1 2.246 10 Let not soft nature so transformed be,/
And lose her gentler
sexed humanity,/ to make me see my lord bleed. So, 't is well;/...
Hsm1. 2.252 27 ...the little man takes the great hoax
[the world] so
innocently...that the great soul cannot choose but laugh at such
nonsense. Indeed, these humble considerations make me out of love with
Hsm1 2.258 27 The magic [many extraordinary young men]
used was the
ideal tendencies, which always make the Actual ridiculous;...
Hsm1 2.260 23 A simple manly character need never make
Hsm1 2.261 6 Has nature covenanted with me that I
should...never make a
OS 2.271 7 ...the soul, whose organ [what we commonly
call man] is, would he let it appear through his action, would make our
OS 2.288 13 In these instances [the scholar and author]
the intellectual gifts
do not make the impression of virtue...
OS 2.289 20 Why...should I make account of Hamlet and
Lear, as if we had
not the soul from which they fell as syllables from the tongue?
OS 2.291 9 Nothing can pass [in the soul], or make you
one of the circle, but the casting aside your trappings...
OS 2.292 7 Souls like these make us feel that sincerity
is more excellent
OS 2.294 22 God will not make himself manifest to
Cir 2.315 18 Think how many times we shall fall back
calculations before we...make the verge of to-day the new centre.
Cir 2.318 27 ...that which is made instructs how to
make a better.
Cir 2.321 2 The difference between talents and
character is adroitness to
keep the old and trodden round, and power and courage to make a new
to new and better goals.
Int 2.326 24 All that mass of mental and moral
phenomena which we do
not make objects of voluntary thought, come within the power of
Int 2.328 7 What has my will done to make me that I am?
Int 2.329 3 We are the prisoners of ideas. They...so
fully engage us that
we...gaze like children, without an effort to make them our own.
Int 2.333 12 I knew...a person...who, seeing my whim
for writing, fancied
that my experiences had somewhat superior; whilst I saw that his
experiences were as good as mine. Give them to me and I would make the
same use of them.
Int 2.333 25 If you...make hay...and then retire within
doors, and shut your
eyes and press them with your hand, you shall still see...the tasselled
Int 2.335 16 ...to make [the thought] available it
needs a vehicle or art by
which it is conveyed to men.
Int 2.339 21 Is it any better if the student...aims to
make a mechanical
whole of history...by a numerical addition of all the facts that fall
Int 2.341 7 ...though we make [the new thought] our own
Art1 2.349 12 Let statue, picture, park and hall,/
Ballad, flag and festival,/ The past restore, the day adorn/ And make
each morrow a new morn./
Art1 2.354 24 It is the habit of certain minds to give
fulness to...the word, they alight upon, and to make that for the time
deputy of the world.
Art1 2.356 19 The best pictures are rude draughts of a
few of the
miraculous dots and lines and dyes which make up the everchanging
landscape with figures amidst which we dwell.
Art1 2.363 11 Art has not yet come to its maturity...if
it do not make the
poor and uncultivated feel that it addresses them with a voice of lofty
Art1 2.363 27 ...[art's] highest effect is to make new
Art1 2.366 14 Men are not well pleased with the figure
they make in their
own imaginations, and they flee to art...
Art1 2.367 8 Now men do not see nature to be beautiful,
and they go to
make a statue which shall be.
Art1 2.369 3 The boat at St. Petersburg, which plies
along the Lena by
magnetism, needs little to make it sublime.
Pt1 3.6 5 Too feeble fall the impressions of nature on
us to make us artists.
Pt1 3.14 9 ...of the soul, the body form doth take,/
For soul is form, and
doth the body make./
Pt1 3.16 26 Some stars...on an old rag of
bunting...shall make the blood
Pt1 3.17 10 ...the distinctions which we make in events
and in affairs, of
low and high...disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
Pt1 3.32 4 [Poets] are free, and they make free.
Exp 3.48 23 Grief too will make us idealists.
Exp 3.49 27 Direct strokes [nature] never gave us power
Exp 3.51 10 Of what use to make heroic vows of
amendment, if the same
old law-breaker is to keep them?
Exp 3.56 18 ...thou wert born to a whole and this story
is a particular? The
reason of the pain this discovery causes us (and we make it late in
works of art and intellect) is the plaint of tragedy which murmurs from
regard to persons, to friendship and love.
Exp 3.71 22 ...every insight from this realm of
thought...promises a sequel. I do not make it; I arrive there, and
behold what was there already.
Exp 3.71 24 I make! O no! I clap my hands in infantine
joy and amazement
before the first opening to me of this august magnificence...
Exp 3.75 17 ...scepticisms...are limitations of the
affirmative statement, and
the new philosophy must take them in and make affirmations outside of
Exp 3.76 12 ...the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs
in his livery and make
them wait on his guests at table...
Exp 3.77 16 Never can love make consciousness and
ascription equal in
Exp 3.80 22 A subject and an object,--it takes so much
to make the
galvanic circuit complete...
Exp 3.84 3 When I receive a new gift, I do not macerate
my body to make
the account square...
Exp 3.84 5 When I receive a new gift, I do not macerate
my body to make
the account square, for if I should die I could not make the account
Exp 3.85 4 ...I have not found that much was gained by
to realize the world of thought. Many eager persons successively make
experiment in this way, and make themselves ridiculous.
Exp 3.85 22 We dress our garden, eat our dinners...and
these things make
Chr1 3.91 10 The people know that they need in their
more than talent, namely the power to make his talent trusted.
Chr1 3.93 8 ...nobody in the universe can make [the
natural merchant's] place good.
Chr1 3.95 26 ...it is the privilege of truth to make
Chr1 3.102 16 [Men] must...make us feel that they have
happy future opening before them...
Chr1 3.103 26 ...it was droll in the good Riemer, who
has written the
memoirs of Goethe, to make out a list of his donations and good
Chr1 3.110 21 The coldest precisian cannot go abroad
encountering inexplicable influences. One man fastens an eye on him
and... the secrets that make him wretched either to keep or to betray
Chr1 3.112 6 Could we not deal with a few
persons,--with one person,-- after the unwritten statutes, and make an
experiment of their efficacy?
Mrs1 3.124 13 The courage which girls exhibit is
like...a sea-fight. The
intellect relies on memory to make some supplies to face these
Mrs1 3.132 5 ...good sense and character make their own
Mrs1 3.145 12 What if the false gentleman contrives so
to address his
companion as civilly to exclude all others from his discourse, and also
make them feel excluded?
Mrs1 3.150 24 ...besides those who make good in our
imagination the place
of muses and of Delphic Sibyls, are there not women who fill our vase
wine and roses to the brim...
Mrs1 3.153 24 Are you...rich enough to make the
Canadian in his wagon... feel the noble exception of your presence and
your house from the general
bleakness and stoniness;...
Mrs1 3.154 5 Are you...rich enough to make...even the
poor insane or
besotted wreck of man or woman, feel the noble exception of your
and your house from the general bleakness and stoniness; to make such
that they were greeted with a voice which made them both remember and
Gts 3.161 25 This is...a false state of property, to
make presents of gold and
silver stuffs, as a kind of symbolical sin-offering...
Gts 3.162 13 Brother, if Jove to thee a present make,/
Take heed that from
his hands thou nothing take./
Nat2 3.169 4 There are days which occur in this
climate...when the air, the
heavenly bodies and the earth, make a harmony...
Nat2 3.171 4 We come to our own [in the woods], and
make friends with
Nat2 3.175 17 That [the rich] have some high-fenced
grove which they call
a park; that they...go in coaches...to watering-places and to distant
cities,-- these make the groundwork from which [the poor young poet]
delineated estates of romance...
Nat2 3.187 14 ...each [man] has a vein of folly in his
sure of holding him hard to some one point which nature had taken to
Nat2 3.191 26 [The rich] are like one who has
interrupted the conversation
of a company to make his speech, and now has forgotten what he went to
Pol1 3.199 8 ...we ought to remember...that [the
State's institutions] all are
imitable, all alterable; we may make as good, we may make better.
Pol1 3.199 9 ...we ought to remember...that [the
State's institutions] all are
imitable, all alterable; we may make as good, we may make better.
Pol1 3.199 24 Republics abound in young civilians who
believe that the
laws make the city...
Pol1 3.200 6 Republics abound in young civilians who
measure, though it were absurd, may be imposed on a people if only you
can get sufficient voices to make it a law.
Pol1 3.203 5 ...so long as it comes to the owners in
the direct way, no other
opinion would arise in any equitable community than that property
make the law for property, and persons the law for persons.
Pol1 3.203 17 It was not...found easy to embody the
principle that property should make law for property...
Pol1 3.213 6 Every man finds a sanction for his
simplest claims and deeds, in decisions of his own mind, which he calls
Truth and Holiness. ... This
truth and justice men presently endeavor to make application of to the
measuring of land...
Pol1 3.213 12 The idea after which each community is
aiming to make and
mend its law, is the will of the wise man.
Pol1 3.214 21 I can see well enough a great difference
between my setting
myself down to a self-control, and my going to make somebody else act
after my views;...
Pol1 3.215 1 ...any laws but those which men make for
Pol1 3.218 25 If a man found himself so rich-natured
that he could...make
life serene around him by the dignity and sweetness of his behavior,
he...covet relations so hollow and pompous as those of a politician?
Pol1 3.221 24 ...there are now men...to whom no weight
experience will make it for a moment appear impossible that thousands
human beings might exercise towards each other the grandest and
NR 3.241 5 To embroil the confusion and make it
impossible to arrive at
any general statement,--when we have insisted on the imperfection of
individuals, our affections and our experience urge that every
entitled to honor...
NR 3.244 15 ...we cannot make voluntary and conscious
steps in the
admirable science of universals...
NER 3.261 22 It is handsomer to remain in the
establishment better than
the establishment, and to conduct that in the best manner, than to make
sally against evil by some single improvement, without supporting it by
NER 3.262 15 ...you must make me feel that you are
aloof from [the
NER 3.264 9 The scheme [of the new communities]
offers...to make every
member rich, on the same amount of property that, in separate families,
would leave every member poor.
NER 3.265 15 Many of us have differed in opinion, and
we could find no
man who could make the truth plain, but possibly a college, or an
ecclesiastical council, might.
NER 3.266 1 All the men in the world cannot make a
statue walk and
NER 3.266 1 All the men in the world...cannot make a
drop of blood...
NER 3.268 7 We believe that the defects of so many
perverse and so many
frivolous people who make up society, are organic...
NER 3.275 27 ...instead of avoiding these men who make
his fine gold dim, [a man] will cast all behind him...
NER 3.278 3 ...we desire to be touched with that fire
which shall command
this ice to stream, and make our existence a benefit.
NER 3.280 4 It only needs that a just man should walk
in our streets to
make it appear how pitiful and inartificial a contrivance is our
NER 3.283 2 If the auguries of the prophesying heart
themselves good in time, the man who shall be born...is one who shall
enjoy his connection with a higher life...
NER 3.284 23 We wish to escape from subjection and a
inferiority, and we make self-denying ordinances...
UGM 4.3 11 ...[good men] make the earth wholesome.
UGM 4.5 4 Man can paint, or make, or think, nothing but
UGM 4.6 13 ...[other than great men] must make painful
UGM 4.9 1 ...the makers of tools;...the
musician,--severally make an easy
way for all, through unknown and impossible confusions.
UGM 4.19 22 [The great man's] class is extinguished
with him. In some
other and quite different field the next man will appear; not
Franklin, but now a great salesman...then a buffalo-hunting explorer,
semi-savage Western general. Thus we make a stand against our rougher
UGM 4.20 27 These [great] men...make us considerate...
UGM 4.30 26 Why are the masses...food for knives and
powder? The idea
dignifies a few leaders...and they make war and death sacred;...
PPh 4.63 2 The sciences...are like sportsmen, who seize
offers, even without being able to make any use of it.
PPh 4.67 6 Such, O Theages, is the association with me
[said Socrates]; for, if it pleases the God, you will make great and
PPh 4.75 15 It was a rare fortune that this Aesop of
the mob [Socrates] and
this robed scholar [Plato] should meet, to make each other immortal in
PPh 4.76 24 [Plato] is charged with having failed to
make the transition
from ideas to matter.
PNR 4.84 15 [Plato affirms that] The right punishment
of one out of tune is
to make him play in tune;...
PNR 4.84 20 ...the fine which the good, refusing to
govern, ought to pay [affirms Plato], is, to be governed by a worse
man; that his guards shall not
handle gold and silver, but shall be instructed that there is gold and
their souls, which will make men willing to give them every thing which
PNR 4.89 10 It was a high scheme, his absolute
privilege for the best (which, to make emphatic, he expressed by
community of women), as the
premium which [Plato] would set on grandeur.
SwM 4.94 1 For other things, I make poetry of them; but
sentiment makes poetry of me.
SwM 4.98 2 Shall we say, that the economical mother
disburses so much
earth and so much fire...to make a man, and will not add a
SwM 4.98 6 If you will have pure carbon, carbuncle, or
diamond, to make
the brain transparent, the trunk and organs shall be so much the
SwM 4.119 15 ...to a reader who can make due allowance
in the report for
the reporter's [Swedenborg's] peculiarities, the results are still
SwM 4.130 15 Success, or a fortunate genius, seems to
depend...on a due
proportion...of moral and mental power, which perhaps obeys the law of
those chemical ratios which make a proportion in volumes necessary to
MoS 4.153 6 ...[the men of the senses] make themselves
merry with the
MoS 4.156 19 [The skeptic says] If there is a wish for
immortality, and no
evidence, why not say just that? If there are conflicting evidences,
state them? If there is not ground for a candid thinker to make up his
mind, yea or nay,--why not suspend the judgment?
MoS 4.164 1 Other coincidences...concurred to make this
old Gascon [Montaigne] still new and immortal for me.
MoS 4.168 7 ...[Montaigne]...has the genius to make the
reader care for all
that he cares for.
MoS 4.177 11 What front can we make against these
unavoidable, victorious, maleficent forces?
MoS 4.177 19 I can reason down or deny every thing,
except this perpetual
Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
MoS 4.180 14 Can you not believe that a man of earnest
and burly habit
may...want a rougher instruction, want men, labor, trade, farming, war,
hunger, plenty, love, hatred, doubt and terror to make things plain to
MoS 4.182 21 I believe, [the spiritualist] says, in the
moral design of the
universe;...but your dogmas seem to me caricatures: why should I make
ShP 4.204 1 It took a century to make [Shakespeare's
ShP 4.211 16 ...[Shakespeare] knew the laws of
repression which make the
police of nature...
ShP 4.214 3 [Shakespeare] had the power to make one
NMW 4.223 22 In our society there is a standing
those who have made their fortunes, and the young and the poor who have
fortunes to make;...
NMW 4.226 11 Dumont relates that he sat in the gallery
of the Convention
and heard Mirabeau make a speech.
NMW 4.230 20 That common-sense which no sooner respects
any end than
it finds the means to effect it;...the prudence with which all was seen
the energy with which all was done, make [Bonaparte] the natural organ
and head of what I may almost call, from its extent, the modern party.
NMW 4.236 1 The grand principle of war, [Bonaparte]
said, was that an
army ought always to be ready...to make all the resistance it is
NMW 4.253 5 ...the vain attempts of statists to amuse
and deceive him... and the instinct of the young, ardent and active men
every where, which
pointed him out as the giant of the middle class, make [Napoleon's]
bright and commanding.
NMW 4.254 15 To make a great noise is [Napoleon's]
GoW 4.266 10 Ideas...at last make a fool of the
GoW 4.267 17 ...in those lower activities, which have
no higher aim than to
make us more comfortable and more cowardly...there is nothing else but
drawback and negation.
GoW 4.281 13 Talent alone can not make a writer.
GoW 4.281 25 If [the writer] can not rightly express
himself to-day, the
same things subsist and will open themselves to-morrow. There lies the
burden on his mind...and it constitutes his business and calling in the
to see those facts through, and to make them known.
GoW 4.285 8 ...his penetration of every secret of the
fine arts will make
Goethe still more statuesque.
GoW 4.289 15 Goethe, coming into an over-civilized time
and country... taught men how to dispose of this mountainous miscellany
and make it
ET1 5.5 13 ...I have copied the few notes I made of
visits to persons, as
they respect parties quite too good and too transparent to the whole
make it needful to affect any prudery of suppression about a few hints
those bright personalities.
ET1 5.8 3 I could not make [Landor] praise
ET1 5.8 23 A great man, [Landor] said, should make
ET1 5.20 7 ...I fear [the Americans] are too much given
to the making of
money [said Wordsworth]; and secondly, to politics; that they make
political distinction the end and not the means.
ET3 5.41 26 ...to make these [commercial] advantages
avail, the river
Thames must dig its spacious outlet to the sea from the heart of the
ET4 5.46 1 ...it remains to be seen whether [the
English] can make good
the exodus of millions from Great Britain...
ET4 5.49 14 Whatever influences add to mental or moral
faculty, take men
out of nationality...and make the national life a culpable compromise.
ET4 5.51 25 ...as water, lime and sand make mortar, so
temperaments marry well...
ET4 5.56 25 The men who have built a ship and invented
the rig, cordage, sail, compass and pump;...have acquired much more
than a ship. Now arm
them and every shore is at their mercy. ... As soon as the shores are
sufficiently peopled to make piracy a losing business, the same skill
courage are ready for the service of trade.
ET4 5.67 17 [The English] are rather manly than
warlike. When the war is
over, the mask falls from the affectionate and domestic tastes, which
them women in kindness.
ET4 5.69 18 ...Tacitus found the English beer already
in use among the
Germans: They make from barley or wheat a drink corrupted into some
resemblance to wine.
ET5 5.75 9 Last of all the Norman or French-Dane
arrived [in England], and formally conquered, harried and ruled the
kingdom. A century later it
came out that the Saxon...had managed to make the victor speak the
language and accept the law and usage of the victim;...
ET5 5.78 7 The people [of England] have that nervous
which is known by medical men to resist every means employed to make
possessor subservient to the will of others.
ET5 5.80 16 ...[the English] have a supreme eye to
facts, and theirs is...the
logic of cooks, carpenters and chemists...and one on which words make
ET5 5.85 10 In trade, the Englishman believes...that if
he do not make trade
everything, it will make him nothing;...
ET5 5.89 8 At Rogers's mills, in Sheffield...I was
told...that they make no
ET5 5.92 8 Faithful performance of what is undertaken
to be performed, [the English] honor in themselves, and exact in
others, as certificate of
equality with themselves. The modern world is theirs. They have made
make it day by day.
ET5 5.95 27 Steam is almost an Englishman. I do not
know but they will
send him to Parliament next, to make laws.
ET5 5.96 16 [The English] make ponchos for the Mexican,
ET5 5.99 23 Though not military, yet every common
subject [in England] by the poll is fit to make a soldier of.
ET6 5.103 23 ...[England] is no country for
fainthearted people; don't creep
about diffidently; make up your mind;...
ET6 5.110 23 As soon as [the English] have rid
themselves of some
grievance and settled the better practice, they make haste to fix it as
ET7 5.117 9 Beasts that make no truce with man, do not
break faith with
ET7 5.119 2 [The English]...do not easily learn to make
ET7 5.123 25 ...suspicion will make fools of nations as
ET8 5.139 16 No nation was ever so rich in able men [as
England]; Gentlemen, as Charles I. said of Strafford, whose abilities
might make a
prince rather afraid than ashamed in the greatest affairs of state;...
ET9 5.147 3 Lord Chatham goes for liberty and no
representation;--for that is British law; but not a hobnail shall they
make in America, but buy their nails in England;--for that also is
ET9 5.149 26 ...at last it was agreed that [the
Frenchman and the
Englishman] should fight alone, in the dark, and with pistols: the
were put out, and the Englishman, to make sure not to hit any body,
up the chimney,--and brought down the Frenchman.
ET9 5.150 7 [The English] have no curiosity about
foreigners, and answer
any information you may volunteer with Oh, Oh! until the informant
up his mind that they shall die in their ignorance, for any help he
will offer. There are really no limits to this conceit, though brighter
men among them
make painful efforts to be candid.
ET10 5.153 12 Haydon says, There is a fierce resolution
[in England] to
make every man live according to the means he possesses.
ET10 5.158 1 Finally, [Roger Bacon announced] it would
impossible to make machines which by means of a suit of wings, should
in the air in the manner of birds.
ET10 5.159 3 Iron and steel are very obedient. Whether
it were not possible
to make a spinner that would not rebel...
ET10 5.161 4 [Steam] can...make sword-blades that will
cut gun-barrels in
ET10 5.167 11 The incessant repetition of the same
hand-work dwarfs the
man...to make a pin-polisher...
ET11 5.175 6 ...I make no doubt that feudal tenure was
ET11 5.185 13 If one asks...what service this class
[English nobility] have
rendered?--uses appear, or they would have perished long ago. Some of
these are easily enumerated, others more subtle make a part of
ET11 5.188 4 ...[the English nobility] are they who
make England that
strongbox and museum it is;...
ET11 5.189 1 George Loudon, Quintinye, Evelyn, had
dukes] to make gardens.
ET11 5.192 13 The sycophancy and sale of votes and
honor, for place and
title;...the splendor of the titles, and the apathy of the nation; are
instructive, and make the reader pause and explore the firm bounds
which [in England] confined these vices to a handful of rich men.
ET11 5.195 12 Already...the English noble and squire
were preparing for
the career of the country-gentleman and his peaceable expense. They
from city to city, learning receipts to make perfumes, sweet powders,
pomanders, antidotes...preparing for a private life thereafter...
ET11 5.196 22 This is the charter, or the chartism,
which fogs and seas and
rains proclaimed [in England],--that intellect and personal force
make the law;...
ET11 5.198 12 It is computed that, with titles and
without, there are
seventy thousand of these people coming and going in London, who make
up what is called high society.
ET12 5.207 21 When born with good constitutions,
[English students] make those eupeptic studying-mills...whose powers of
compare with ours as the steam-hammer with the music-box;...
ET12 5.208 14 It is contended by those who have been
bred at Eton, Harrow, Rugby and Westminster...that an unwritten code of
honor deals to
the spoiled child of rank and to the child of upstart wealth, an
justice...and does all that can be done to make them gentlemen.
ET12 5.209 27 ...it is likely that the university
[Oxford] will know how to
resist and make inoperative the terrors of parliamentary inquiry;...
ET13 5.224 21 Abroad with my wife, writes Pepys
piously, the first time
that ever I rode in my own coach; which do make my heart rejoice and
ET14 5.234 27 It is a tacit rule of the [English]
language to make the frame
or skeleton of Saxon words...
ET14 5.242 3 In England these [generalizations]...do
all have a kind of
filial retrospect to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind is...Spenser's
that soul is form, and doth the body make;...
ET14 5.253 4 I fear the same fault [lack of
inspiration] lies in [English] science, since they have known how to
make it repulsive and bereave
nature of its charm;...
ET14 5.259 17 ...I know that a retrieving power lies in
the English race
which seems to make any recoil possible;...
ET15 5.261 13 A relentless inquisition [the
newspaper]...turns the glare of
this solar microscope on every malfaisance, so as to make the public a
terrible spy than any foreigner;...
ET15 5.262 23 Hundreds of clever Praeds and Freres and
Hoods and Hooks and Maginns and Mills and Macaulays, make poems, or
short essays for a journal, as they make speeches in Parliament and on
ET15 5.262 24 Hundreds of clever Praeds and Freres and
Hoods and Hooks and Maginns and Mills and Macaulays, make poems, or
short essays for a journal, as they make speeches in Parliament and on
ET15 5.264 10 [The London Times] denounced and
discredited the French
Republic of 1848, and checked every sympathy with it in England, until
had enrolled 200,000 special constables to watch the Chartists and make
them ridiculous on the 10th April.
ET15 5.271 1 ...when [the editors of the London Times]
see that [authors of
each liberal movement] have established their fact...they strike in
voice of a monarch...and make the victory sure.
ET16 5.273 3 It had been agreed between my friend Mr.
Carlyle and me, that before I left England we should make an excursion
ET16 5.274 6 I thought it natural that [travelling
Americans] should give...a
little [time] to scientific clubs and museums, which, at this moment,
London very attractive.
ET16 5.287 2 My friends asked, whether there were any
theory of the right future of that country? Thus challenged, I
myself...neither of presidents nor of cabinet-ministers, nor of such as
make of America another Europe.
ET16 5.287 24 ...I insisted that the manifest absurdity
of the view to
English feasibility could make no difference to a gentleman;...
ET16 5.288 20 There, I thought, in America, lies nature
sleeping...and on it
man seems not able to make much impression.
ET16 5.289 12 Just before entering Winchester we
stopped at the Church
of Saint Cross, and...we demanded a piece of bread and a draught of
beer, which the founder, Henry de Blois, in 1136, commanded should be
every one who should ask it at the gate. We had both, from the old
who take care of the church. Some twenty people every day, they said,
make the same demand.
ET18 5.308 10 ...if the ocean out of which it emerged
should wash it away, [England] will be remembered as an island
famous...for the announcements
of original right which make the stone tables of liberty.
F 6.3 24 ...the boys and girls are not docile; we can
make nothing of them.
F 6.10 20 You may as well ask a loom which weaves
huckabuck why it
does not make cashmere...
F 6.11 6 ...all the legislation of the world cannot
meddle or help to make a
poet or a prince of [a man].
F 6.16 27 [The Germans and Irish] are...carted over
America...to make corn
F 6.17 1 [The Germans and Irish] are...carted over
America...to lie down
prematurely to make a spot of green grass on the prairie.
F 6.24 12 ...no bribe shall make [man] give up his
F 6.26 15 Where [the mind] shines...all things make a
musical or pictorial
F 6.27 5 ...now we are as men in a balloon, and do not
think so much...of
the point we would make, as of the liberty and glory of the way.
F 6.29 14 Does the reading of history make us
F 6.30 25 [The brave youth's] science is to make
weapons and wings of
these passions and retarding forces.
F 6.32 13 The cold will...make you foremost men of
F 6.33 15 There's nothing [man] will not make his
F 6.34 21 The Fultons and Watts of politics...through a
of society...have contrived to make of this terror the most...energetic
of a State.
F 6.38 17 Every creature, wren or dragon, shall make
its own lair.
F 6.42 3 ...the efforts which we make to escape from
our destiny only serve
to lead us into it...
Pow 6.60 17 If we will make bread, we must have
contagion, yeast, emptyings, or what not, to induce fermentation into
Pow 6.61 25 ...[a timid man] discovers that the
enormous elements of
strength which are here in play make our politics unimportant.
Pow 6.65 27 Philanthropic and religious bodies do not
their executive officers out of saints.
Pow 6.66 17 It is an esoteric doctrine of society that
a little wickedness is
good to make muscle;...
Pow 6.74 9 Friends, books, pictures, lower duties,
talents, flatteries, hopes,-- all are distractions which cause
oscillations in our giddy balloon, and make
a good poise and a straight course impossible.
Pow 6.74 14 ...you shall take what your brain can, and
drop all the rest. Only so can that amount of vital force accumulate
which can make the step
from knowing to doing.
Pow 6.75 23 It requires a great deal of boldness and a
great deal of caution
to make a great fortune [said Rothschild]...
Pow 6.81 15 A man hardly knows how much he is a machine
begins to make telegraph, loom, press and locomotive, in his own image.
Wth 6.85 10 [A man] fails to make his place good in the
world unless he
not only pays his debt but also adds something to the common wealth.
Wth 6.87 6 ...coal carries coal, by rail and by boat,
to make Canada as
warm as Calcutta;...
Wth 6.94 9 Each of these idealists, working after his
thought, would make
it tyrannical, if he could.
Wth 6.98 19 ...the use which any man can make of
[pictures, engravings, statues and casts] is rare...
Wth 6.105 25 Give no bounties, make equal laws, secure
life and property, and you need not give alms.
Wth 6.117 3 Saving and unexpensiveness will not keep
the most pathetic
family from ruin, nor will bigger incomes make free spending safe.
Ctr 6.136 6 All conversation is at an end when we have
ourselves of a dozen personalities...which make up our American
Ctr 6.140 20 Let us make our education brave and
Ctr 6.143 23 Provided always the boy is teachable (for
we are not
proposing to make a statue out of punk), football, cricket...are
lessons in the
art of power...
Ctr 6.144 2 ...Lord Herbert of Cherbury said, A good
rider on a good horse
is as much above himself and others as the world can make him.
Ctr 6.146 11 ...if...nature has aimed to make a legged
and winged creature, framed for locomotion, we must follow her hint...
Ctr 6.150 18 [The man of the world] does not make a
Ctr 6.154 24 How can you mind...the figure you make in
you think how paltry are the machinery and the workers?
Ctr 6.156 8 In the morning,--solitude; said
Pythagoras;...that [nature's] favorite may make acquaintance with those
divine strengths which disclose
themselves to serious and abstracted thought.
Ctr 6.162 1 Ben Jonson specifies in his address to the
lose all his friends, and what is worse,/ Almost all ways to any better
course;/ With me thou leav'st a better Muse than thee,/ And which thou
brought'st me, blessed Poverty./
Ctr 6.164 22 ...these boys who now grow up are caught
not only years too
late, but two or three births too late, to make the best scholars of.
Ctr 6.166 2 Half engaged in the soil, pawing to get
free, man needs all the
music that can be brought to disengage him. If Love, red Love, with
and joy;...by loud taps on the tough chrysalis can break its walls and
new creature emerge erect and free,--make way and sing paean!
Ctr 6.166 10 [Man] is to convert...all enemies into
power. The formidable
mischief will only make the more useful slave.
Bhr 6.172 3 When we reflect on...how, in all clubs,
mannners make the
members;...we see what range the subject has...
Bhr 6.172 3 When we reflect on...how manners make the
fortune of the
ambitious youth;...we see what range the subject has...
Bhr 6.172 15 [Manners'] first service is very
low,--when they are the minor
morals; but 't is the beginning of civility,--to make us, I mean,
Bhr 6.172 23 We prize [manners] for their
rough-plastic, abstergent force;... to slough [people's] animal husks
and habits;...teach them to stifle the base
and choose the generous expression, and make them know how much
happier the generous behaviors are.
Bhr 6.173 10 I have seen...the overbold, who make their
own invitation to
Bhr 6.178 10 ...by beams of kindness [an eye] can make
the heart dance
Bhr 6.179 16 We look into the eyes to know if this
other form is another
self, and the eyes...make a faithful confession what inhabitant is
Bhr 6.188 20 ...the sad realist knows these fellows [of
position] at a glance, and they know him; as when in Paris the chief of
the police enters a ball-room, so many diamonded pretenders...make
themselves as inconspicuous
as they can...
Bhr 6.192 21 The highest compact we can make with our
there be truth between us two forevermore.
Bhr 6.195 20 I have seen manners that make a similar
Bhr 6.195 24 I have seen manners that make a similar
personal beauty;...and in memorable experiences they are suddenly
than beauty, and make that superfluous and ugly.
Bhr 6.197 7 An old man...said to me, When you come into
the room, I
think I will study how to make humanity beautiful to you.
Wsp 6.202 11 If the Divine Providence...has stated
itself out in passions, in
war...let us not be so nice that we cannot...doubt but there is a
as ponderous...which, being put, will make all square.
Wsp 6.203 3 Men as naturally make a state, or a church,
as caterpillars a
Wsp 6.204 4 The stern old faiths have all pulverized.
... 'T is as flat
anarchy in our ecclesiastic realms as that...which prevails now on the
of...Pike's Peak. Yet we make shift to live.
Wsp 6.211 6 Kossuth fled hither across the ocean to try
if he could rouse
the New World to a sympathy with European liberty. Ay, says New York,
he made a handsome thing of it, enough to make him comfortable for
Wsp 6.212 16 Only those can help in counsel or conduct
who did not make
a party pledge to defend this or that...
Wsp 6.212 23 ...the multitude of the sick shall not
make us deny the
existence of health.
Wsp 6.223 12 If you make a picture or a statue, it sets
the beholder in that
state of mind you had when you made it.
Wsp 6.226 22 To make our word or act sublime, we must
make it real.
Wsp 6.226 23 To make our word or act sublime, we must
make it real.
Wsp 6.228 1 Among the nuns in a convent not far from
Rome, one had
appeared who laid claim to certain rare gifts of inspiration and
prophecy, and the abbess advised the Holy Father of the wonderful
powers shown by
her novice. The Pope did not well know what to make of these new
Wsp 6.229 26 ...for ourselves it is really of little
importance what blunders
in statement we make...
Wsp 6.229 27 ...for ourselves it is really of little
importance what blunders
in statement we make, so only we make no wilful departures from the
Wsp 6.231 23 ...I look on those sentiments which make
the glory of the
human being...as being also the intimacy of Divinity in the atoms;...
Wsp 6.234 27 [Benedict said] My ledger may show that I
am in debt, cannot yet make my ends meet...
Wsp 6.236 16 [Benedict] had the whim not to make an
apology to the same
individual whom he had wronged.
Wsp 6.238 7 The great class...the men who could not
make their hands
meet around their objects...suggest what they cannot execute.
Wsp 6.241 21 [The new church founded on moral science]
shall...make [man] know that much of the time he must have himself to
CbW 6.251 3 I once counted in a little neighborhood and
found that every
able-bodied man had say from twelve to fifteen persons dependent on him
for material aid...nor does it seem to make much difference whether he
bachelor or patriarch;...
CbW 6.251 15 All the feats which make our civility were
the thoughts of a
few good heads.
CbW 6.253 9 It is of no use for us to make war with
[the fools]; [wrote the
Chevalier de Boufflers]...
CbW 6.264 10 ...to make knowledge valuable, you must
cheerfulness of wisdom.
CbW 6.265 22 A man should make life and nature happier
CbW 6.267 9 ...the crowning fortune of a man, is to be
born with a bias to
some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness,--whether it
to make baskets, or broadswords...
CbW 6.268 14 The youth aches for solitude. When he
comes to the house
he passes through the house. That does not make the deep recess he
CbW 6.272 20 Our chief want in life is somebody who
shall make us do
what we can.
CbW 6.273 21 ...we make our roof tight...
CbW 6.275 13 Make yourself necessary to somebody.
CbW 6.275 14 Do not make life hard to any.
CbW 6.276 5 ...nature is tugging at every contract to
make the terms of it
CbW 6.276 9 If you deal generously, the other, though
selfish and unjust, will make an exception in your favor...
Bty 6.281 4 What a parade we make of our science...
Bty 6.284 9 These geologies, chemistries, astronomies,
seem to make wise...
Bty 6.284 17 What manner of man does science make?
Bty 6.293 14 I suppose the Parisian milliner...will
know how to reconcile
the Bloomer costume to the eye of mankind, and make it triumphant over
Punch himself, by interposing the just gradations.
Bty 6.301 4 If a man...can make bread cheap...'t is no
matter whether his
nose is parallel to his spine...
Bty 6.302 9 ...if a man can build a plain cottage with
such symmetry as to
make all the fine palaces look cheap and vulgar;...this is still the
dominion of beauty.
Bty 6.304 13 All the facts in nature...make the grammar
of the eternal
Ill 6.309 24 We...examined all the masterpieces which
the four combined
engineers, water, limestone, gravitation and time, could make in the
dark [of the Mammoth Cave].
Ill 6.317 9 [The new style or mythology] is like the
cement which the
peddler sells at the door; he makes broken crockery hold with it, but
can never buy of him a bit of the cement which will make it hold when
Ill 6.317 10 Men who make themselves felt in the world
avail themselves of
a certain fate in their constitution which they know how to use.
Ill 6.320 1 There is illusion that shall deceive even
the performer of the
miracle. Though he make his body, he denies that he makes it.
SS 7.6 22 Even Swedenborg...who reprobates to weariness
the danger and
vice of pure intellect, is constrained to make an extraordinary
exception: There are also angels who do not live consociated...
SS 7.10 8 ...this banishment to the rocks and echoes no
make right or tolerable.
SS 7.14 24 Put Stubbs and Coleridge, Quintilian and
Aunt Miriam, into
pairs, and you make them all wretched.
SS 7.15 4 What to do with these brisk young men
who...make themselves at
home in every house?
Civ 7.31 13 Tobacco and opium...will cheerfully carry
the load of armies, if
you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such
as they do.
Civ 7.32 5 ...it is not New York streets...that make
the real estimation.
Art2 7.40 17 ...to make anything useful or beautiful,
the individual must be
submitted to the universal mind.
Art2 7.55 3 The amphitheatre of the old Romans,--any
one may see its
origin who looks at the crowd running together to see any fight...in
street. The first comers gather round in a circle...and farther back
climb on fences or window-sills, and so make a cup of which the object
attention occupies the hollow area.
Elo1 7.67 21 When each auditor feels himself to make
too large a part of
the assembly...mere energy and mellowness [in the orator] are then
Elo1 7.80 9 A barrister in England is reputed to have
made thirty or forty
thousand pounds per annum in representing the claims of railroad
companies before committees of the House of Commons. His clients pay
not so much for legal as for manly accomplishments,--for courage,
and a commanding social position, which enable him to make their claims
heard and respected.
Elo1 7.81 1 Does [any one] think that not possibly a
man may come to him
who shall persuade him out of his most settled determination?--for
example, good sedate citizen as he is, to make a fanatic of him...
Elo1 7.81 13 A man who has tastes like mine, but in
greater power, will
rule me any day, and make me love my ruler.
Elo1 7.88 27 This, indeed, is what speech is for,--to
make the statement;...
Elo1 7.94 3 The orator is thereby an orator, that he
keeps his feet ever on a
fact. Thus only is he invincible. No gifts...will make any amends for
Elo1 7.96 6 [The woods and mountains] send us every
sturdy countryman, on whom neither money...nor brickbats make any
Elo1 7.98 20 ...I do not accept that definition of
Isocrates, that the office of
his art [of eloquence] is to make the great small and the small
DL 7.102 1 Thou shalt make thy house/ The temple of a
DL 7.102 8 I detected many a god/ Forth already on the
road,/ Ancestors of
beauty come/ In thy breast to make a home./
DL 7.104 27 ...[the child] conforms to nobody...all
caper and make mouths
and babble and chirrup to him.
DL 7.105 25 ...the rain, the ice, the frost, make
epochs in [the child's] life.
DL 7.106 8 What entertainments make every day bright
and short for the
DL 7.110 19 We must not make believe with our money...
DL 7.116 22 Another age may...make the labors of a few
hours avail to the
wants and add to the vigor of the man.
DL 7.118 13 The great make us feel, first of all, the
DL 7.121 6 What is the hoop that holds [the eager,
blushing boys] stanch? It is the iron band...of austerity, which,
excluding them from the sensual
enjoyments which make other boys too early old, has directed their
in safe and right channels...
DL 7.132 9 ...the progress of truth will make every
house a shrine.
DL 7.133 14 ...the heroism which at this day would make
on us the
impression of Epaminondas and Phocion must be that of a domestic
DL 7.133 24 ...whoso shall teach me how to eat my meat
and take my
repose and deal with men, without any shame following, will...make his
own name dear to all history.
Farm 7.138 18 ...you cannot make pretty compliments to
gravitation, whose minister [the farmer] is.
Farm 7.150 15 [The farmer's tiles] drain the land, make
it sweet and
Farm 7.154 4 Cities force growth and make men talkative
Farm 7.154 5 Cities force growth and make men talkative
and entertaining, but they make them artificial.
WD 7.158 10 ...we pity our fathers for dying
spectroscope arrived, as cheated out of half their human estate. These
open great gates of a future, promising to make the world plastic...
WD 7.160 8 What of this dapper caoutchouc and
gutta-percha, which make
water-pipes and stomach-pumps...
WD 7.161 15 Art and power will...make day out of
WD 7.163 7 ...we have the newspaper, which does its
best to make every
square acre of land and sea give an account of itself at your
WD 7.167 27 Bonaparte...endeavored to make the
Mediterranean a French
WD 7.168 4 Czar Alexander...wished to call the Pacific
my ocean; and the
Americans were obliged to resist his attempts to make it a close sea.
WD 7.177 25 [Our ancestors'] merit was...to honor the
present moment; and we falsely make them excuses of the very habit
which they hated and
WD 7.183 22 ...the least acceleration of thought and
the least increase of
power of thought, make life to seem and to be of vast duration.
Boks 7.200 1 ...this book [Plutarch's Lives] has taken
care of itself, and the
opinion of the world is expressed in the innumerable cheap editions,
make it as accessible as a newspaper.
Boks 7.213 21 [Men's] education is neglected; but the
and the theatre...make such amends as they can.
Boks 7.215 10 ...when one observes how ill and ugly
people make their
loves and quarrels, 't is pity they should not read novels a little
Boks 7.216 6 We admire...the homage of drawing-rooms
and parliaments. They make us skeptical, by giving prominence to wealth
and social position.
Boks 7.220 8 ...it takes millenniums to make a Bible.
Clbs 7.232 5 No doubt [the shy hermit] does not make
for men of more active blood and habit.
Clbs 7.233 11 Able people, if they do not know how to
make allowance for [men of a delicate sympathy], paralyze them.
Clbs 7.236 27 [Dr. Johnson's] obvious religion or
superstition, his deep
wish that they should think so or so, weighs with [his company],--so
depth of feeling...among the light-minded men and women who make up
Clbs 7.240 24 These masters [eloquent men] can make
good their own
Clbs 7.244 7 Such [literary] societies are possible
only in great cities, and
are the compensation which these can make to their dwellers for
them of the free intercourse with Nature.
Clbs 7.248 21 Herrick's verses to Ben Jonson no doubt
paint the fact:-- When we such clusters had/ As made us nobly wild, not
mad;/ And yet, each verse of thine/ Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic
wine./ Such friends
make the feast satisfying;...
Clbs 7.249 27 One likes...to make in an old
discoveries of scope and power through the advantage of an inspiring
Cour 7.254 5 Men admire...the man...who has the impiety
to make the
rivers run the way he wants them;...
Cour 7.254 21 Men admire...the power of better
foresight...whether it only plays a game of chess...or
draws off the lightning in his hand; suggesting that one day a wiser
shall make the earthquake harmless...
Cour 7.256 3 What an ado we make through two thousand
Thermopylae and Salamis!
Cour 7.257 26 A large majority of men...never come to
experiences that make the Indian, the soldier or frontiersman
Cour 7.260 7 One heard much cant of peace-parties long
ago in Kansas and
elsewhere, that their strength lay in the greatness of their wrongs,
dissuading all resistance, as if to make this strength greater.
Cour 7.263 21 The terrific chances which make the hours
and the minutes
long to the passenger, [the sailor] whiles away by incessant
expedients and repairs.
Cour 7.266 4 ...there is no separate essence called
courage...no vessel in the
heart containing drops or atoms that make or give this virtue;...
Cour 7.267 15 It was told of the Prince of Conde that
there not being a
more furious man in the world, danger in fight never disturbs him more
than just to make him civil...
Cour 7.271 2 'T is the quiet, peaceable men, the men of
make the best soldiers.
Cour 7.274 2 As long as [the religious sentiment] is
cowardly insinuated, as with the wish...to make it affirm some
pragmatical tenet which our parish
church receives to-day, it is not imparted...
Suc 7.284 17 There is nothing in war, said Napoleon,
which I cannot do by
my own hands. If there is nobody to make gunpowder, I can manufacture
Suc 7.284 19 There is nothing in war, said Napoleon,
which I cannot do by
my own hands. ... If it is necessary to make cannons at the forge, I
Suc 7.284 20 There is nothing in war, said Napoleon,
which I cannot do by
my own hands. ... If it is necessary to make cannons at the forge, I
Suc 7.293 9 So far from the performance being the real
success, it is clear
that the success was much earlier than that, namely, when all the feats
make our civility were the thoughts of good heads.
Suc 7.293 14 The fame of each discovery rightly
attaches to the mind that
made the formula which contains all the details, and not to the
manufacturers who now make their gain by it;...
Suc 7.300 17 The hues of sunset make life great;...
Suc 7.300 18 ...the affections make some little web of
cottage and fireside
Suc 7.300 26 The mind yields sympathetically to the
tendencies or law
which...make the order of Nature;...
Suc 7.301 8 If we follow this hint [of correspondence]
into our intellectual
education, we shall find that it is...not new dogmas...that are our
first need; but to watch and tenderly cherish the intellectual and
moral sensibilities... and woo them to stay and make their home with
Suc 7.310 1 ...I seek one who shall make me forget or
frigidities and imbecilities into which I fall.
Suc 7.311 11 There is an external life, which
is...taught to grasp all the boy
can get, urging him...to make himself useful and agreeable in the
OA 7.327 1 Michel Angelo's head is full of masculine
and gigantic figures
as gods walking, which make him savage until his furious chisel can
them into marble;...
PI 8.1 13 [The people of the sky] turn his heart from
lovely maids,/ And
make the darlings of the earth/ Swainish, coarse and nothing worth/...
PI 8.6 25 Suppose there were in the ocean certain strong
drove a ship, caught in them, with a force that no skill of sailing
best wind, and no strength of oars, or sails, or steam, could make any
PI 8.15 26 The impressions on the imagination make the
great days of life...
PI 8.19 23 ...the world exists for thought: it is to
make appear things which
PI 8.24 2 It cost thousands of years only to make the
motion of the earth
PI 8.24 23 ...the beholding and co-energizing mind sees
the same refining
and ascent to the third, the seventh or the tenth power of the daily
accidents...which make the raw material of knowledge.
PI 8.39 17 [The poet] knows that he did not make his
PI 8.41 20 That only can we see which we are, and which
PI 8.59 20 [Odin] could make his enemies in battle
blind or deaf...
PI 8.62 5 How, Merlin, my good friend, said Sir Gawain,
are you restrained
so strongly that you cannot...make yourself visible to me;...
PI 8.67 15 The ballad and romance work on the hearts of
heroic songs or lines are remembered and determine many practical
which they make later.
PI 8.68 7 The praise we now give to our heroes we shall
unsay when we
make larger demands.
PI 8.72 7 The number of successive saltations the
nimble thought can
make, measures the difference between the highest and lowest of
SA 8.79 22 'T is an inestimable hint that I owe to a
few persons of fine
manners, that they make behavior the very first sign of force...
SA 8.85 17 ...the sentiment of honor and the wish to
serve make all our
SA 8.91 24 ...in the effort to unfold our thought to a
friend we make it
clearer to ourselves...
SA 8.92 11 Our chief want in life,--is it not somebody
who can make us do
what we can?
SA 8.93 7 [Women] are not only wise themselves, they
make us wise.
SA 8.97 22 Here [in the man of genius] is...strong
understanding, and the
higher gifts, the insight of the real, or from the real, and the moral
which belongs to it: but all this and all his resources of wit and
are lost to me in every experiment that I make to hold intercourse with
SA 8.105 20 ...[sentimentalists] adopt whatever merit
is in good repute, and
almost make it hateful with their praise.
Elo2 8.112 19 ...the political questions...find or form
a class of men by
nature and habit fit to discuss and deal with these measures, and make
intelligible and acceptable to the electors.
Elo2 8.113 2 By leading [people's] thought [the
eloquent man] leads their
will, and can make them do gladly what an hour ago they would not
that they could be led to do at all...
Elo2 8.121 1 ...[a singer] will make any words
Elo2 8.126 14 If I should make the shortest list of the
qualifications of the
orator, I should begin with manliness;...
Elo2 8.127 19 ...on going up the pulpit-stairs [Dr.
Charles Chauncy] was
informed that a little boy had fallen into Frog Pond on the Common and
was drowned, and the doctor was requested to improve the sad occasion.
The doctor was much distressed, and in his prayer he hesitated, he
make soft approaches...
Elo2 8.130 24 If the cause be unfashionable, [the
eloquent man] will make
Res 8.139 27 [Nature] shows us only surfaces, but she
is million fathoms
deep. What spaces! what durations!...in humanity...millions of lives to
only sentiments and guesses, which at last, gathered in by an ear of
sensibility, make the furniture of the poet.
Res 8.143 9 It was thought that the immense production
of gold would
make gold cheap as pewter.
Res 8.144 13 ...the woodsman knows how to make warm
garments out of
cold and wet themselves.
Res 8.144 18 It is out of the obstacles to be
encountered that [the Indian, the sailor, the hunter] make the means of
Res 8.149 16 In the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, the
torches which each
traveller carries make a dismal funeral procession...
Res 8.153 25 It is in vain to make a paradise but for
Comc 8.159 15 We have a primary association between
this [human] form. But the facts that occur when actual men enter do
make good this anticipation;...
Comc 8.161 4 ...Falstaff...is a character of the
ignoring the Reason, whilst he invokes its name...only to make the fun
perfect by enjoying the confusion betwixt Reason and the negation of
Comc 8.163 8 No dignity...can make any stand against
Comc 8.168 27 ...according to Latin poetry and English
does nothing worse/ Than to make man ridiculous./
Comc 8.172 15 Timur saw himself in the mirror and found
his face quite
too ugly. Therefore he began to weep; Chodscha also set himself to
weep; and so they wept for two hours. On this, some
courtiers...entertained [Timur] with strange stories in order to make
him forget all about it.
QO 8.178 21 Old and new make the warp and woof of every
QO 8.180 2 In this delay and vacancy of thought we must
make the best
amends we can...
QO 8.183 13 Thirty years ago...you might often hear
cited as Mr. Webster'
s three rules...secondly, never to do himself what he could make
QO 8.186 6 The fine verse in the old Scotch ballad of
Lovers-Thou art roaring ower loud, Clyde water,/ Thy streams are ower
strang;/ Make me thy wrack when I come back,/ But spare me when I
gang/-is a translation of Martial's epigram on Hero and Leander...
QO 8.188 13 ...[people] quote the sunset and the star,
and do not make
QO 8.190 6 Each man of thought is surrounded by wiser
men than he, if
they cannot write as well. Cannot he and they combine? Cannot
their poem Beaumont and Fletcher, or the Theban Phalanx's? The city
for nine days or nine years make differences and sinister
PC 8.213 14 ...each nation and period has done its full
part to make up the
result of existing civility.
PC 8.215 11 Even the races that we still call savage or
semi-savage... vindicate their faculty by the skill with which they
make their yam-cloths, pipes, bows...
PC 8.230 23 Here you are set down, scholars and
politicians...you are to make valid the large considerations of equity
PC 8.231 16 The great heart will no more complain of
the obstructions that
make success hard, than of the iron walls of the gun which hinder the
PPo 8.237 14 Many qualities go to make a good
PPo 8.238 15 The prolific sun and the sudden and rank
plenty which his
heat engenders, make subsistence easy [in the East].
PPo 8.243 3 These legends [of Persian kings],
with...lilies, roses, tulips and
jasmines,-make the staple imagery of Persian odes.
PPo 8.247 7 That hardihood and self-equality of every
sound nature... which...make [the poet] an object of interest and his
every phrase and
syllable significant, are in Hafiz...
PPo 8.249 17 We do not wish to...try to make mystical
divinity out of the
Song of Solomon...
PPo 8.263 13 The eternal Watcher, who doth wake/ All
night in the body's
earthen chest,/ Will of thine arms a pillow make,/ And a bolster of thy
Insp 8.271 16 [Man] is fain to make the ulterior step
by mechanical means.
Insp 8.273 16 We cannot make the inspiration
Insp 8.274 11 ...where is...a Franklin who can draw off
Jove himself, and convey it into the arts of life, inspire men...and
Insp 8.278 25 Bonaparte said: There is no man more
pusillanimous than I, when I make a military plan.
Insp 8.279 4 [Bonaparte said] I am like a woman with
child, and when my
resolution is taken, all is forgot except whatever can make it succeed.
Insp 8.279 9 Great wits to madness nearly are allied;/
Both serve to make
our poverty our pride./
Insp 8.288 21 In the hotel, I have...no visits to make
Insp 8.292 13 ...[conversation is] the college where
you learn what
thoughts are, what powers lurk in those fugitive gleams, and what
of them; how they make history.
Grts 8.301 23 ...that which invites all, belongs to us
all...which, in every
sane moment, we resolve to make our own.
Grts 8.303 19 ...he who rests on what he is...can make
mouths at Fortune.
Grts 8.304 13 ...you shall not tell me that you have
learned to know men; you shall make me feel that;...
Grts 8.311 19 Let us make [our day-labor] an honest
Imtl 8.329 24 A friend of Michel Angelo saying to him
that his constant
labor for art must make him think of death with regret,-By no means, he
Imtl 8.335 24 ...the nebular theory threatens [the
sun's and the star's] duration also...and will make a shift to eke out
a sort of eternity by
Imtl 8.346 13 You cannot make a written theory or
demonstration of [immortality] as you can an orrery of the Copernican
Imtl 8.350 16 [Yama said] Be a king, O Nachiketas! On
the wide earth I
will make thee the enjoyer of all desires.
Dem1 10.12 5 ...do [Watt and Fulton] not make an iron
bar and half a
dozen wheels do the work, not of one, but of a thousand skilful
Dem1 10.17 5 ...[the belief in luck] is not the power
to which we...make
liturgies and prayers...
Dem1 10.22 19 We may make great eyes if we like, and
say of one on
whom the sun shines, What luck presides over him!
Aris 10.30 4 ...he that wol have prize of his
genterie,/ For he was boren of a
gentil house,/ And had his elders noble and virtuous,/ And n' ill
do no gentil dedes,/ Ne folwe his gentil auncestrie, that dead is,/ He
not gentil, be he duke or erl;/ For vilaines' sinful dedes make a
Aris 10.35 27 If a few grand natures should come to us
and weave duties
and offices between us and them, it would make our bread ambrosial.
Aris 10.36 9 The English government and people, or the
government, may easily make mistakes [in bestowing titles];...
Aris 10.37 17 We like cool people...on whom events make
little or no
Aris 10.48 6 I told the Duke of Newcastle, says Bubb
Dodington in his
Memoirs, that...I was determined to make some sort of a figure in
Aris 10.48 9 I told the Duke of Newcastle, says Bubb
Dodington in his
Memoirs, that...I was determined to make some sort of a figure in life;
earnestly wished it might be under his protection, but if that could
not be, I
must make some figure;...
Aris 10.48 12 I told the Duke of Newcastle, says Bubb
Dodington in his
Memoirs, that...I was determined to make some sort of a figure in
life;... what it would be I could not determine yet;...but some figure
I was resolved
Aris 10.55 23 ...it takes two to make an atmosphere.
Aris 10.59 6 ...perplexity is [a grand interest's]
noonday: minds that make
their way without winds and against tides.
PerF 10.67 2 What central flowing forces, say,/ Make up
thy splendor, matchless day?/
PerF 10.70 18 What agencies of electricity, gravity,
light, affinity combine
to make every plant what it is...
PerF 10.78 20 ...on the signal occasions in our career
[our mental forces'] inspirations...make the selfish and protected and
tenderly bred person
strong for his duty...
PerF 10.83 19 The last revelation of intellect and of
sentiment is that in a
manner it...makes known to [the man]...that he is to deal absolutely in
world, as if he alone were a system and a state, and though all should
could make all anew.
PerF 10.85 9 ...Canning or Thurlow has a genius of
debate, and says, I will
know how with this weapon to defend the cause that will...make me
Chancellor or Foreign Secretary.
Chr2 10.95 6 High instincts, before which our mortal
nature/ Doth tremble
like a guilty thing surprised,-/ Which, be they what they may,/ Are yet
fountain-light of all our day,/ Are yet the master-light of all our
seeing,-/ Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make/ Our noisy years
moments in the being/ Of the eternal silence,-truths that wake/ To
Chr2 10.96 7 There is no labor or sacrifice to which
[the moral sentiment] will not bring a man, and which it will not make
Chr2 10.110 8 One service which this age has rendered
is, to make the life
and wisdom of every past man accessible and available to all.
Chr2 10.114 15 Men will learn...to make morals the
Chr2 10.119 24 There is a fear that pure truth, pure
morals, will not make a
religion for the affections.
Edc1 10.126 4 Humanly speaking, the school, the
college, society, make
the difference between men.
Edc1 10.126 20 The animals that accompany and serve man
progress as races.
Edc1 10.134 4 If [a man] be dexterous, his tuition
should make it appear;...
Edc1 10.134 22 [Our culture] does not make us brave or
Edc1 10.135 3 ...we aim to make accountants, attorneys,
Edc1 10.135 4 ...we aim to make accountants, attorneys,
engineers; but not
to make able, earnest, great-hearted men.
Edc1 10.138 2 You are trying to make that man another
you. One's enough.
Edc1 10.139 13 [Boys] make no mistakes, have no
Edc1 10.142 14 ...if it is from eternity a settled fact
that [the solitary man] and society shall be nothing to each other, why
need he...make wry faces to
keep up a freshman's seat in the fine world?
Edc1 10.147 7 Make [a boy] call things by their right
Edc1 10.151 24 ...you see [the young man's] want of
those tastes and
perceptions which make the power and safety of your character.
Edc1 10.151 27 Every mind should be allowed to make its
Supl 10.164 16 ...we may challenge Providence to send a
fact so tragical
that we cannot contrive to make it a little worse in our gossip.
Supl 10.165 10 ...one would not...make a codicil to his
will whenever he
goes out to ride;...
Supl 10.173 17 The expressors are the gods of the
world, but the men
whom these expressors revere are the solid, balanced, undemonstrative
citizens, who make the reserved guard, the central sense, of the world.
Supl 10.173 25 Gardens of roses must be stripped to
make a few drops of
Supl 10.173 27 ...these raptures of fire and frost,
which...make the speech
salt and biting, would cost me the days of well-being which are now so
cheap to me, yet so valued.
Supl 10.177 19 A bag of sequins...a single horse,
constitute an estate in
countries where insecure institutions make every one desirous of
concealable and convertible property.
SovE 10.188 22 The wars which make history so dreary
have served the
cause of truth and virtue.
SovE 10.191 4 These threads [of Necessity] are Nature's
elements...the orphan's tears, the vices of men, lust, cruelty and
avarice. These make the gloomy warp of ages.
SovE 10.202 21 Shall I make the mistake of baptizing
the daylight, and
time, and space, by the name of John or Joshua, in whose tent I chance
behold daylight, and space, and time?
SovE 10.208 12 ...the first position I make is that
natural religion supplies
still all the facts which are disguised under the dogma of popular
SovE 10.211 8 'T is very shallow to say that cotton, or
iron, or silver and
gold are kings of the world; there are rulers that will at any moment
Prch 10.218 20 ...that religious submission and
abandonment which give
man a new element and being, and make him sublime, it is not in
churches, it is not in houses.
Prch 10.219 9 It is certain that...many...periods of
when we make no progress...will occur.
Prch 10.222 4 To see men pursuing in faith their varied
they to...the man who hears only the sound of his own footsteps in
resplendent creation? To him, it is no creation; to him, these fair
are hapless spectres: he knows not what to make of it.
Prch 10.229 23 [The clergy] look into Plato, or into
the mind, and then try
to make parish mince-meat of the amplitudes and eternities, and the
Prch 10.233 23 ...[inspiration] will invent its own
methods: the new wine
will make the bottles new.
Prch 10.233 25 Only let there be a deep observer, and
he will make light of
new shop and new circumstance that afflict you;...
MoL 10.246 12 Bowditch translated Laplace, and when he
Boston, the Hospital Life Assurance Company insisted that he should
their tables of annuities.
MoL 10.246 21 A shrewd broker out of State Street
visited a quiet
countryman possessed of all the virtues, and...said, With your
now I could raise all this money at once, and make an excellent thing
MoL 10.255 22 We should see in [the work of art] the
great belief of the
artist, which caused him to make it so as he did, and not otherwise;...
Schr 10.270 24 Genius is a poor man and has no house,
but see, this proud
landlord who has built the palace...beseeches him to make it honorable
entering there and eating bread.
Schr 10.270 27 Where is the palace in England whose
tenants are not too
happy if it can make a home for Pope or Addison...
Schr 10.271 5 Will [wealth]...make its Almacks too
narrow for a wise man
Schr 10.276 4 There is a great deal of spiritual energy
in the universe, but it
is not palpable to us until we can make it up into man.
Schr 10.276 25 As Burke said, it is not only our duty
to make the right
known, but to make it prevalent.
Schr 10.276 26 As Burke said, it is not only our duty
to make the right
known, but to make it prevalent.
Schr 10.282 3 ...a true orator will make us feel that
the states and
kingdoms, the senators, lawyers and rich men are caterpillars' webs and
Plu 10.300 14 Montaigne, whilst he grasps Etienne de la
Boece with one
hand, reaches back the other to Plutarch. These distant
the best example of the universal citizenship and fraternity of the
Plu 10.302 12 This facility and abundance make the joy
of [Plutarch's] narrative...
Plu 10.307 11 These men [who revere the spiritual
power]...are not the
parasites of wealth. Perhaps they sometimes compromise...make and take
compliments; but they keep open the source of wisdom and health.
Plu 10.308 5 [Plutarch] says of Socrates that he
endeavored to...make truth
consist with sober sense.
Plu 10.315 22 The Arcadian prophet, of whom Herodotus
obliged to make a wooden foot in place of that which had been chopped
Plu 10.319 19 [Plutarch] knew the laws of conversation
and the laws of
good-fellowship...and has set them down with such candor and grace as
make them good reading to-day.
Plu 10.319 25 ...[Plutarch]...concludes:...when I make
an invitation...I give
my guests leave to bring shadows;...
LLNE 10.340 14 Dr. Channing took counsel in 1840 with
George Ripley, to the point whether it were possible to bring
cultivated, thoughtful people
together, and make society that deserved the name.
LLNE 10.350 19 It takes sixteen hundred and eighty men
to make one
Man, complete in all the faculties;...
LLNE 10.358 3 The cheap way is to make every man do
what he was born
LLNE 10.358 19 It chanced that here in one family were
two brothers, one
a brilliant and fertile inventor, and close by him his own brother, a
business, who knew how to direct his faculty and make it instantly and
LLNE 10.364 9 The Founders of Brook Farm should have
this praise, that
they made what all people try to make, an agreeable place to live in.
LLNE 10.366 16 No doubt there was in many [at Brook
Farm] a certain
strength drawn from the fury of dissent. Thus Mr. Ripley told Theodore
Parker, There is your accomplished friend---: he would hoe corn all
Sunday if I would let him, but all Massachusetts could not make him do
LLNE 10.367 16 Don't you see, [Fourier] cried, that
nothing so delights
the young Caucasian child as dirt? See the mud-pies that all children
make if you will let them.
EzRy 10.385 1 [Joseph Emerson wrote] I desire (I hope I
desire it) that the
Lord would teach me suitably to resent this Providence, to make
remarks on it...
EzRy 10.388 24 ...the Doctor [Ezra Ripley] presently
said, Mr. Merriam, my brother and colleague, Mr. Frost, has come to
take tea with me. I regret
very much the causes (which you know very well) which make it
impossible for me to ask you to stay and break bread with us.
EzRy 10.389 11 [Ezra Ripley]...was much addicted to
kissing;...and, as a
lady thus favored remarked to me, seemed as if he was going to make a
meal of you.
EzRy 10.391 22 [Ezra Ripley] showed even in his
fireside discourse traits
of that pertinency and judgment...which make the distinction of the
MMEm 10.397 8 Ah me! it was my childhood's thought,/ If
make my web a blot/ On life's fair picture of delight,/ My heart's
would find it right./
MMEm 10.401 25 Every word [Mary Moody Emerson] writes
farm (Elm Vale, Waterford)...to those who may hereafter read her
letters, will make its obscure acres amiable.
MMEm 10.402 10 [Mary Moody Emerson's] sympathy for
who pleased her...was sure to make her arrival in each house a holiday.
MMEm 10.408 10 [Mary Moody Emerson] is...a
sentences of condemnation, promises and covenants of love that make
foolish the wisdom of the world with the power of God.
MMEm 10.416 19 ...the simple principle which made me
Emerson] say...that, should He make me a blot on the fair face of his
Creation, I should rejoice in His will, has never been equalled...
MMEm 10.416 26 If more liberal views of the divine
government make me [Mary Moody Emerson] think nothing lost which
carries me to His now
hidden presence, there may be danger of losing and causing others the
of that awe and sobriety so indispensable.
MMEm 10.421 25 ...a few lamps held out in the firmament
enable us to
talk of Time, make epochs, write histories...
MMEm 10.430 5 If one could choose, and without crime be
gibbeted,- were it not altogether better than the long drooping away by
mentality or devotion? The vulture and crow...would...make no grimace
MMEm 10.431 3 I [Mary Moody Emerson] believe thus much,
greatest geniuses'] large perception...made it impossible for them to
SlHr 10.437 15 The Homeric heroes, when they saw the
gods mingling in
the fray, sheathed their swords. So did not [Samuel Hoar] feel any call
make it a contest of personal strength with mobs or nations;...
SlHr 10.443 1 ...in many a town it was asked, What does
Squire Hoar think
of this? and in political crises, he was entreated to write a few lines
known to good men in Chelmsford, or Marlborough, or Shirley, what that
SlHr 10.445 10 It is singular that [Samuel Hoar's]
character should make
so deep an impression...
SlHr 10.447 13 [Samuel Hoar] was a model of those
formal but reverend
manners which make what is called a gentleman of the old school...
Thor 10.451 18 [Thoreau's] father was a manufacturer of
Henry applied himself for a time to this craft, believing he could make
better pencil than was then in use.
Thor 10.452 2 After completing his experiments [on
lead-pencils], [Thoreau] exhibited his work to chemists and artists in
Boston, and having
obtained their certificates to its excellence...he returned home
contented. His friends congratulated him that he had now opened his way
to fortune. But he replied that he should never make another pencil.
Thor 10.455 5 [Thoreau] declined invitations to
could not meet the individuals to any purpose. They make their pride,
said, in making their dinner cost much;...
Thor 10.455 7 [Thoreau] declined invitations to
could not meet the individuals to any purpose. They make their pride,
said, in making their dinner cost much; I make my pride in making my
dinner cost little.
Thor 10.467 3 ...the turtle, frog, hyla and cricket,
which make the banks [of
the Concord River] vocal,-were all known to [Thoreau]...
Thor 10.471 12 [Thoreau] would not offer a memoir of
his observations to
the Natural History Society. Why should I? To detach the description
its connections in my mind would make it no longer true or valuable to
Thor 10.474 3 Occasionally, a small party of Penobscot
Indians would visit
Concord, and pitch their tents for a few weeks in summer on the
river-bank. [Thoreau] failed not to make acquaintance with the best of
Carl 10.492 14 [Carlyle says] I think if [Parliament]
would give [the
money] to me, to provide the poor with labor, and with authority to
them work or shoot them,-and I to be hanged if I did not do it,-I could
find them in plenty of Indian meal.
Carl 10.495 5 [Carlyle] is eaten up with indignation
against such as desire
to make a fair show in the flesh.
GSt 10.507 22 ...there is to my mind somewhat so
absolute in the action of
a good man that we do not, in thinking of him, so much as make any
question of the future.
LS 11.9 21 ...still it may be asked, Why did Jesus make
extraordinary and emphatic as these-This is my body which is broken for
you. Take; eat.
LS 11.14 7 To make [his friends'] enormity plainer,
[St. Paul] goes back to
the origin of this religious feast [the Lord's Supper] to show what
feast that was...
LS 11.18 8 I appeal, brethren, to your individual
experience. In the moment
when you make the least petition to God...do you not, in the very act,
necessarily exclude all other beings from your thought?
LS 11.21 22 [Christianity] has for its object simply to
make men good and
LS 11.23 5 ...now...Christians must contend that it
is...really a duty, to
commemorate [Jesus] by a certain form [the Lord's Supper], whether that
form be agreeable to their understandings or not. Is not this to make
the gift of God?
LS 11.23 7 ...now...Christians must contend that it
is...really a duty, to
commemorate [Jesus] by a certain form [the Lord's Supper], whether that
form be agreeable to their understandings or not. ... Is not this to
men,-to make ourselves,-forget that not forms, but duties...are
HDC 11.28 7 Lo now! if these poor men/ Can govern the
land and sea/ And
make just laws below the sun,/ As planets faithful be./
HDC 11.32 26 [The pilgrims] must...with their axes cut
a road for their
teams...forced to make long circuits too, to avoid hills and swamps.
HDC 11.33 4 Sometimes passing through thickets where
[the pilgrims'] hands are forced to make way for their bodies'
HDC 11.34 5 After [the pilgrims] have found a place of
abode, they burrow
themselves in the earth for their first shelter, under a hillside, and
the soil aloft upon timbers, they make a fire against the earth, at the
HDC 11.35 5 ...let no man, writes our pious chronicler
[Edward Johnson]... make a jest of pumpkins...
HDC 11.39 17 ...[the settlers of Concord] might say
with Higginson...that... all Europe is not able to afford to make so
great fires as New England.
HDC 11.39 25 [The settlers of Concord] were fain to
make use of their
knees for a table, but their limbs were their own.
HDC 11.63 2 Randolph at this period  writes to
government, concerning the country towns; The farmers...make good
advantage by their corn, cattle, poultry, butter and cheese.
HDC 11.73 4 ...the farmers [of Concord] snatched down
firelocks from the kitchen walls, to make good the resolute words of
HDC 11.77 16 The cause of the Colonies was so much in
Emerson's] heart that he did not cease to make it the subject of his
preaching and his prayers...
HDC 11.84 8 The old town clerks [of Concord]...contrive
to make pretty
intelligible the will of a free and just community.
EWI 11.100 22 When we consider what remains to be done
for this interest [emancipation] in this country, the dictates of
humanity make us tender of
such as are not yet persuaded.
EWI 11.108 11 Thomas Clarkson was a youth at Cambridge,
England, when the subject given out for a Latin prize dissertation was,
Is it right to
make slaves of others against their will?
EWI 11.110 22 In attempting to make its escape from the
pursuit of a man-of-
war, one ship flung five hundred slaves alive into the sea.
EWI 11.116 25 In some places [in the West Indies], [the
negroes] waited to
see their master, to know what bargain he would make;...
EWI 11.124 18 [The negroes] seemed created by
Providence to bear the
heat and the whipping, and make these fine articles.
EWI 11.127 7 ...[British merchants] hastened to make
the best of their
position, and accepted the bill [for emancipation in the West Indies].
EWI 11.131 21 The Governor of Massachusetts is a
Court is a dishonored body, if they make laws which they cannot
EWI 11.132 10 Let the senators and representatives of
the State [of
Massachusetts]...go in a body before the Congress and say that they
demand to make on them, so imperative that all functions of government
must stop until it is satisfied.
EWI 11.134 1 ...whilst our very amiable and very
innocent representatives... at Washington are...very eloquent at
dinners and at caucuses, there is a
disastrous want of men from New England. I would gladly make
EWI 11.139 16 A man is to make himself felt by his
War 11.151 24 ...in the infancy of society, when a thin
improvidence make the supply of food and of shelter insufficient and
precarious...the necessities of the strong will certainly be satisfied
cost of the weak...
War 11.157 10 ...learning and art, and especially
religion weave ties that
make war look like fratricide, as it is.
War 11.162 20 ...we never make much account of
objections which merely
respect the actual state of the world at this moment...
War 11.173 7 [Shakespeare's lords] make what is in
their minds the
greatest sacrifice. They will, for an injurious word, peril all their
wealth, and go to the field.
FSLC 11.180 19 ...Boston, spoiled by prosperity, must
bow its ancient
honor in the dust, and make us irretrievably ashamed.
FSLC 11.186 25 ...laws do not make right...
FSLC 11.189 21 I thought it was this fair
mystersy...which made the basis
of human society, and of law; and that to pretend anything else, as
acquisition of property was the end of living, was...to make the world
FSLC 11.198 21 These resistances [to the Fugitive Slave
the retributions which speak so loud in every part of this business,
think a tragic poet will know how to make it a lesson for all ages.
FSLC 11.199 9 A measure of pacification and union. What
is [the Fugitive
Slave Law's] effect? To make one sole subject for conversation and
thought throughout the continent, namely, slavery.
FSLC 11.199 21 ...Mr. Webster can judge whether this
sort of solar
microscope brought to bear on his law is likely to make opposition
FSLC 11.201 16 [Webster] must learn that those who make
him with one voice;...
FSLC 11.207 8 What shall we do? First, abrogate this
[Fugitive Slave] law; then, proceed to confine slavery to slave states,
and help them effectually to
make an end of it.
FSLC 11.212 20 We must make a small state great, by
making every man
in it true.
FSLN 11.222 8 ...[Webster] knew perfectly well how to
exordiums, episodes and perorations as might give perspective to his
harangues without in the least embarrassing his march or confounding
FSLN 11.225 10 Nobody doubts that Daniel Webster could
make a good
FSLN 11.231 8 [Reasonable men] side with Carolina, or
with Arkansas, only to make a show of Whig strength...
FSLN 11.234 27 To make good the cause of Freedom, you
must draw off
from all foolish trust in others.
FSLN 11.235 21 ...[the self-reliant man] will know out
of his arms to make
a pillow, and out of his breast a bolster.
FSLN 11.235 26 I conceive that thus to detach a man and
make him feel
that he is to owe all to himself is the way to make him strong and
FSLN 11.235 27 I conceive that thus to detach a man and
make him feel
that he is to owe all to himself is the way to make him strong and
FSLN 11.243 1 You, gentlemen of these literary and
scientific schools, and
the important class you represent, have the power to make your verdict
clear and prevailing.
AsSu 11.250 2 I have heard that some of [Charles
friends tax him with indolence or negligence in refusing to make
JBB 11.268 8 [John Brown] is a man to make friends
wherever on earth
courage and integrity are esteemed...
JBS 11.277 13 ...I mean, in the few remarks I have to
make, to...let [John
Brown] speak for himself.
TPar 11.289 2 [Theodore Parker] never kept back the
truth for fear to make
ACiv 11.299 17 Is [man] not to make his knowledge
ACiv 11.300 18 Neither was anything concealed of the
theory or practice of
slavery. To what purpose make more big books of these statistics?
ACiv 11.301 17 ...there is no one owner of the state,
but a good many small
owners. ... It is clearly a vast inconvenience to each of these to make
ACiv 11.301 27 Banknotes rob the public, but are such a
that we...make believe they are gold.
ACiv 11.302 10 In this national crisis, it is not
argument that we want, but
that rare courage which dares commit itself to a principle, believing
Nature...will...more than make good any petty and injurious profit
ACiv 11.306 19 ...what kind of peace shall at that
moment be easiest
attained, [the people] will make concessions for it...
ACiv 11.309 13 An unprecedented material prosperity has
not tended to
make us Stoics or Christians.
ACiv 11.311 2 ...it is not yet too late to begin the
emancipation; but we
think it will always be too late to make it gradual.
EPro 11.315 15 [Liberty] comes, like religion...in rare
conditions, as if
awaiting a culture of the race which shall make it organic and
ALin 11.328 2 Nature, they say, doth dote,/ And cannot
make a man/ Save
on some worn-out plan,/ Repeating us by rote/...
ALin 11.336 26 ...what if it should turn out, in the
unfolding of the web... that Heaven...shall make [Lincoln] serve his
country even more by his death
than by his life?
HCom 11.342 27 [Our young men] said, It is not in me to
resist. I go [to
war] because I must. It is a duty which I shall never forgive myself if
decline. I do not know that I can make a soldier.
SMC 11.349 7 ...the facts which make to us the interest
of this day are in a
great degree personal and local here;...
SMC 11.351 26 'T is certain that a plain stone like
this [the Concord
Monument]...becomes...an altar where the noble youth shall in all time
come to make his secret vows.
SMC 11.360 16 [The Civil War soldiers] have to think
carefully of every
last resource at home on which their wives or mothers may fall back;
upon... the grass that can be sold, the old cow, or the heifer. These
the topics of the ten thousand letters with which the mail-bags came
day by day.
SMC 11.369 25 [George Prescott writes] We laid
[Lieutenant Barrow] in
two double blankets, and then sent off a long distance and got boards
barn to make the best coffin we could...
SMC 11.371 12 I must not follow the multiplied details
that make the hard
work of the next year.
EdAd 11.388 5 We are more solicitous than others to
make our politics
clear and healthful...
Wom 11.406 16 [Women] learn so fast and convey the
result so fast as to
outrun the logic of their slow brother, and make his acquisitions poor.
Wom 11.413 25 The first thing men think of, when they
love, is to exhibit
their usefulness and advantages to the object of their affection. Women
make light of these, asking only love.
Wom 11.420 27 Those whom you [women] teach, and those
half teach, will fast enough make themselves considered...
Wom 11.424 22 The aspiration of this century will be
the code of the next. It holds...of the same influences that make the
sun and moon.
Wom 11.425 1 ...let [new opinions] make their way by
the upper road...
Wom 11.426 6 ...there are always a certain number of
fathers, brothers, husbands and sons who put their might into the
to make a daughter, a wife, or a mother happy in the way that suits
SHC 11.429 9 Citizens and Friends: The committee to
whom was confided
the charge of carrying out the wishes of the town [Concord] in opening
the [Sleep Hollow] cemetary...have thought it fit to call the
together, to show you the ground, now that the new avenues make its
SHC 11.430 21 We will not jealously guard a few atoms
marbles, selfishly and impossibly sequestering it from the vast
of Nature, but, at the same time...wishing to make one spot tender to
SHC 11.431 7 ...[trees] make the landscape;...
SHC 11.435 3 ...though we make much ado in our praises
of Italy or
Andes, Nature makes not so much difference.
SHC 11.435 8 ...we must look forward also, and make
ourselves a thousand
RBur 11.439 10 ...I must trust to the inspirations of
the theme [of the Burns
Festival] to make a fitness which does not otherwise exist.
Scot 11.464 5 ...I believe that many of those who read
[Scott's books] in
youth...will make some fond exception for Scott as for Byron.
Scot 11.464 27 [Scott's] good sense probably elected
the ballad to make his
FRO2 11.486 10 ...there is a force always at work to
make the best better
and the worst good.
CPL 11.495 15 Happier, if [the town] contain citizens
who cannot wait for
the slow growth of the population to make these advantages adequate to
desires of the people...
CPL 11.495 16 Happier, if [the town] contain citizens
gifts to education, civility and culture...
CPL 11.497 2 If you consider what has befallen you when
tragedy, or a novel, even, that deeply interested you...you will easily
the wonderful property of books to make all towns equal...
CPL 11.505 10 A man, that strives to make himself a
different thing from
other men by much reading gains this chiefest good, that in all
hath something to entertain and comfort himself withal.
CPL 11.508 12 ...read proudly; put the duty of being
read invariably on the
author. If he is not read, whose fault is it? I am quite ready to be
charmed,- but I shall not make believe I am charmed.
FRep 11.512 9 The theatre avails itself of the best
talent of poet, of painter, and of amateur of taste, to make the
ensemble of dramatic effect.
FRep 11.515 16 When the cannon is aimed by ideas...when
men die for
what they live for...then the cannon articulates its explosions with
of a man, then the rifle seconds the cannon and the fowling-piece the
rifle, and the women make cartridges...and the better code of laws at
FRep 11.516 13 We are in these days settling for
ourselves and our
descendants questions which...will make the peace and prosperity or the
calamity of the next ages.
FRep 11.520 14 We feel toward [politicians] as the
minister about the Cape
Cod farm,-in the old time when the minister was still invited, in the
spring, to make a prayer for the blessing of a piece of land,-the good
pastor being brought to the spot, stopped short: No, this land does not
a prayer, this land wants manure.
FRep 11.528 8 All this [American] forwardness and
on the belief that as the people have made a government they can make
FRep 11.528 10 All this [American] forwardness and
self-reliance... proceed on the belief...that [the people's] union and
law are not in their
memory, but in their blood and condition. If they unmake a law, they
easily make a new one.
FRep 11.533 13 We buy much of Europe that does not make
FRep 11.534 4 A man is coming, here as [in England], to
value himself on
what he can buy. Worst of all, his expense is not his own, but a
of Osborne House or the Elysee. The tendency of this is to make all men
FRep 11.535 24 The class of which I speak make
FRep 11.539 26 ...if we have taught the river to make
shoes and nails and
carpets...let these wonders work for honest humanity...
FRep 11.540 8 We shall not make coups d'etat and
afterwards explain and
FRep 11.541 20 The genius of the country has marked out
policy,-opportunity. Opportunity...of personal power, and not less of
wealth; doors wide open. If I could have it,-free trade with all the
without toll or custom-houses, invitation as we now make to every
PLT 12.9 3 Here [in society] each is to make room for
PLT 12.16 1 The grandeur of the impression the stars
and heavenly bodies
make on us is surely more valuable than our exact perception of a tub
table on the ground.
PLT 12.21 14 The life of the All must stream through us
to make the man
and the moment great.
PLT 12.24 6 There are those who disputing will make you
PLT 12.25 19 The commonest remark, if the man could
only extend it a
little, would make him a genius;...
PLT 12.36 6 [Pan] could intoxicate by the strain of his
shepherd's pipe,- silent yet to most, for his pipes make the music of
PLT 12.38 26 A man is intellectual in proportion as he
can make an object
of every sensation, perception and intuition;...
PLT 12.42 22 The highest measure of poetic power is
such insight and
faculty to fuse the circumstances of to-day as shall make transparent
whole web of circumstance and opinion in which the man finds himself...
PLT 12.45 12 There is indeed this vice about men of
thought, that you
cannot quite trust them;...because they...make a distinction in favor
themselves from the rules they apply to the human race.
PLT 12.46 9 Will is the advance to that...to which the
inward magnet ever
points, and which we dare to make ours.
PLT 12.52 11 ...because [men] know one thing, we defer
to them in
another, and find them really contemptible. We can't make a half bow
say, I honor and despise you.
PLT 12.53 12 Every sincere man is right, or, to make
him right, only needs
a little larger dose of his own personality.
PLT 12.53 17 When [a man] speaks out of another's mind,
we detect it. He
can't make any paint stick but his own.
PLT 12.54 6 The novelist should not make any character
act absurdly, but
only absurdly as seen by others.
II 12.67 7 To make a practical use of this instinct in
every part of life
constitutes true wisdom...
II 12.75 19 ...your nature and genius will certainly
give your vigilance the
slip...and will educate the children by the inevitable infusions of its
quality. You will do as you can. Why then cumber yourself about it, and
believe be better than you are?
II 12.79 9 ...you shall not speak of any work of art
except in its presence; then you will...make no blunder.
II 12.79 23 The thoughts which wander through our mind,
we do not
absorb and make flesh of...
II 12.81 1 The powers that make the capitalist are
II 12.84 20 Men generally attempt, early in life, to
make their brothers, afterwards their wives, acquainted with what is
going forward in their
Mem 12.90 19 The sparrow, the ant, the worm, have the
same memory as
we. If you...offer them somewhat disagreeable to their senses, they
one or two trials, and then once for all avoid it.
Mem 12.95 19 This power [of memory] will alone make a
Mem 12.100 12 ...if [men of great presence of mind]
cannot remember the
rule they can make one.
Mem 12.105 12 Michael Angelo, after having once seen a
work of any
other artist, would remember it so perfectly that if it pleased him to
use of any portion thereof, he could do so...
CInt 12.129 14 Only bring a deep observer, and he will
make light of the
new shop or old cathedral...
CL 12.151 18 Man...pumps the sap of all this forest
through his arteries;... and the immensity of life seems to make the
world deep and wide.
CL 12.152 5 ...[in October] all the trees are
wind-harps, filling the air with
music; and all men...walk to the measure of rhymes they make or
CL 12.153 18 Shores in sight of each other in a warm
climate make boat-builders;...
CL 12.156 17 If you wish to know the shortcomings of
language, try to reproduce the October picture to a city company,-and
what you make of it.
CL 12.157 20 Every acquisition we make in the science
of beauty is so
sweet that I think it is cheaply paid for by what accompanies it, of
course, the prating and affectation of connoisseurship.
CL 12.163 9 If we should now say a few words on the
belong to the conversation with Nature, I might set them so high as to
it a religious duty.
CW 12.174 6 [A man in his wood-lot] can fancy
that...even the trees make
little speeches or hint them.
CW 12.174 22 Make a calendar...of the year, that you
may never miss your
favorites [among the plants] in their month.
CW 12.177 1 This is my ideal of the powers of wealth.
Find out what lake
or sea Agassiz wishes to explore, and offer to carry him there, and he
make you acquainted with all its fishes...
CW 12.178 23 Cities force the growth and make [the man]
CW 12.178 24 Cities force the growth and make [the man]
entertaining, but they make him artificial.
Bost 12.182 12 Let the blood of [Boston's] hundred
thousands/ Throb in
each manly vein,/ And the wits of all her wisest/ Make sunshine in her
Bost 12.191 7 Snow and moonlight make all places
Bost 12.210 17 The [American] heroes only shared this
power of a
sentiment, which, if it now breathes into us, will make it easy to us
understand them, and we shall no longer flatter them.
MAng1 12.228 18 [Michelangelo] used to make to a single
figure nine, ten, or twelve heads before he could satisfy himself...
MAng1 12.234 1 ...as...[Michelangelo] sought to
approach the Beautiful by
the study of the True, so he failed not to make the next step of
to seek Beauty in its highest form, that of Goodness.
MAng1 12.238 13 ...just here [said Vasari's servant to
Michelangelo], before your door, is a spot of soft mud, and [the
candles] will stand upright
in it very well, and there I will light them all. Put them down, then,
Michael, since you shall not make a bonfire at my gate.
Milt1 12.255 14 Addison, Pope, Hume and Johnson,
students...of the same
subject [human nature], cannot, taken together, make any pretension to
amount or the quality of Milton's inspirations.
Milt1 12.257 22 [Milton] insists that music shall make
a part of a generous
Milt1 12.260 10 At nineteen years...[Milton] addresses
his native language, saying to it that it would be his choice to leave
trifles for a grave
argument,-Such as may make thee search thy coffers round,/ Before thou
clothe my fancy in fit sound;/...
Milt1 12.262 24 Among so many contrivances as the world
has seen to
make holiness ugly, in Milton at least it was so pure a flame that the
foremost impression his character makes is that of elegance.
Milt1 12.269 12 The part [Milton] took, the zeal of his
fellowship, make us
acquainted with the greatness of his spirit as in tranquil times we
have known it.
Milt1 12.277 17 What schools and epochs of common
rhymers would it
need to make a counterbalance to the severe oracles of [Milton's]
ACri 12.283 2 Literature is but a poor trick...when it
busies itself to make
words pass for things;...
ACri 12.286 8 Luther said, I preach coarsely; that
giveth content to all. Hebrew, Greek and Latin I spare, until we
learned ones come together, and
then we make it so curled and finical that God himself wondereth at us.
ACri 12.298 17 ...one would think...a sympathizing and
America would make a new treaty or send a minister extraordinary to
congratulations of honoring delight to England in acknowledgment of
a donation [as Carlyle's History of Frederick II];...
ACri 12.300 10 The world, history, the powers of
Nature,-[the poet] can
make them speak what sense he will.
ACri 12.300 14 To make of motes mountains, and of
mountains motes, Isocrates said, was the orator's office.
ACri 12.303 2 ...this is the ball that is tossed...in
the history of every mind
by sovereignty of thought to make facts and men obey our present humor
ACri 12.304 14 [The classic] does not make a novel to
establish a principle
of political economy.
MLit 12.311 4 ...[the library of the Present Age]
leave no man where they found him, but make him better or worse;...
MLit 12.316 10 Has [the writer] led thee to Nature
because his own soul
was too happy in beholding her power and love? Or is his passion for
wilderness only...the exhibition of a talent...which...would not make
intelligible to the wise man of another age or country?
MLit 12.330 6 An interchangeable Truth, Beauty and
wholly interfused in the other, must make the humors of that eye which
would see causes reaching to their last effect...
WSL 12.337 19 ...[John Bull] wonders that [Americans]
do not make elder-wine
and cherry-bounce, since here are cherries, and every mile is crammed
WSL 12.341 2 Mr. Landor is one of the foremost of that
small class who
make good in the nineteenth century the claims of pure literature.
WSL 12.343 2 Whatever can make for itself an element,
means, organs, servants and the most profound and permanent existence
in the hearts and
heads of millions of men, must have a reason for its being.
WSL 12.346 6 These merits make Mr. Landor's position in
the republic of
letters one of great mark and dignity.
Pray 12.353 8 At whatever price, I must be alone with
thee [My Father]; this must be the demand I make.
Pray 12.355 3 When nought on earth seemeth pleasant to
me, thou dost
make thyself known to me...
AgMs 12.362 19 ...a farm will not make an honest man
rich in money.
AgMs 12.363 12 The true men of skill, the poor
farmers...are the only right
subjects of this Report [Agricultural Survey of the Commonwealth]; yet
these make no figure in it.
EurB 12.365 8 Wordsworth's nature or character has had
all the time it
needed in order to make its mark...
EurB 12.371 10 [Tennyson] is...a tasteful bachelor who
staircases and groined ceilings. We have no right to such
must not make our bread of pure sugar.
Trag 12.411 7 ...a terror of freezing to death that
seizes a man in a winter
midnight on the moors; a fright at uncertain sounds heard by a family
night in the cellar or on the stairs,-are terrors that make the knees
knock... but are no tragedy...
make-believe, n. (2)
ET1 5.6 26 Here is my [Greenough's] theory of
structure...the entire and
immediate banishment of all make-shift and make-believe.
Wsp 6.209 5 ...the arts sink into shift and
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